They’ve been tripped up by differences over the nation’s food stamp program and how to restructure farm subsidies.
The Senate voted 23-10 on Wednesday to override the veto. Later, the House voted 111-50 to override.
Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, July 25th – David Lee; Mark Kern; Kerri Morgan; James B. Stewart on Farm Bill; Bob Fuss
John and Michael talk with James Stewart about the Farm Bill; with David Lee; with Mark Kern; with Kerri Morgan; and with Bob Fuss.
“Hunger is here and when you take away the option of food stamps, you will have people more hungry than you can imagine.”
The stakes will again be high when the House considers a $500 billion farm bill this month. House members rejected a farm bill June 20 amid divisions over food subsidies and food stamps.
Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst says the plan would have given farmers a consistent funding model for five years. Instead, that model will now be much shorter.
St. Louis Area Foodbank President and CEO Frank Finnegan says passing the farm bill is critical.
Durbin believes there can be progress made on issues such as the Farm Bill and immigration reform.
“Liberal Democrats from the city and suburbs … don’t like our reforms in the food and nutrition portion,” says Shimkus.