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House Farm Bill Fails (Video)

July 2013

On June 20, 2013, the House brought a farm bill to the floor for a vote, but failed to pass the legislation. This was the first time that a farm bill has ever failed in the House. The bill  included over $20 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) and $2.5 billion in cuts to international food aid.

David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, and Christine Ashley, a policy analyst at Bread for the World, share insight about this surprising situation and the role of advocacy in preventing passage of a bad bill.

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