The existing farm bill expired Tuesday because lawmakers hadn’t reached an agreement — the government also shutdown for a similar reason.
The House’s agriculture portion looks similar to the Senate’s version, but House Republicans slashed food assistance by nearly $40 billion, drawing sharp criticism from Democrats.
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