WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new work requirements on those who receive them.
The vote was 234-195 against the bill. Sixty-two Republicans voted no, while 24 Democrats voted in favor of the bill.
Members of both parties had signaled opposition to the food stamp cuts in the bill.
Many Republicans say the cuts are not enough; the food stamp program has doubled in cost over the last five years to almost $80 billion a year and now helps to feed 1 in 7 Americans.
Liberals oppose any reductions in food stamps, contending that the House plan could remove as many as 2 million needy recipients from the rolls.
Rep. Tim Griffin released the following statement on the vote:
"After four years of debate and more than 40 hearings, including a two-year audit of every farm bill program, this bill represented a step forward in reforming the food stamp program and modernizing federal agricultural policy. A vote against this farm bill was a vote for the wasteful status quo-this is a setback for reform. I supported this bill because it would have provided a critical safety net for Arkansas farmers and ranchers and $40 billion in savings for U.S. taxpayers. It repealed and consolidated more than 100 government programs, provided regulatory relief and repealed direct and countercyclical payments, replacing them with new risk-management programs that would have protected farmers when they have significant loss - and it would have guaranteed affordable food for American families."
The Arkansas Rice Producers' Group and the Arkansas Rice Federation expressed disappointment have expressed disappointment in the vote, saying:
"The entire state suffered a setback today when the U.S. House failed to pass a farm bill," said Arkansas Rice Producers' Group Chairman Dow Brantley, an England rice farmer. "In addition to the stability needed across the farming community, the farm bill offers hunger assistance to those that need it most and funds vital research that is required if we are going to meet the growing population of the world. The Arkansas rice industry appreciates the votes and support of Representatives Crawford, Griffin, and Womack, and we commend the leadership of Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota. We urge Congress to work together to find a path to get a farm bill reauthorized."
A "yes" vote is a vote to pass the bill.
Voting yes were 24 Democrats and 171 Republicans.
Voting no were 172 Democrats and 62 Republicans.
X denotes those not voting.
Democrats - Sewell, N.
Republicans - Aderholt, Y; Bachus, Y; Bonner, Y; Brooks, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.
Republicans - Young, Y.
Democrats - Barber, Y; Grijalva, N; Kirkpatrick, N; Pastor, N; Sinema, Y.
Republicans - Franks, N; Gosar, Y; Salmon, N; Schweikert, N.
Republicans - Cotton, N; Crawford, Y; Griffin, Y; Womack, Y.
Democrats - Bass, N; Becerra, N; Bera, Y; Brownley, Y; Capps, N; Cardenas, N; Chu, N; Costa, Y; Davis, N; Eshoo, N; Farr, Y; Garamendi, Y; Hahn, N; Honda, X; Huffman, N; Lee, N; Lofgren, N; Lowenthal, N; Matsui, N; McNerney, Y; Miller, George, N; Napolitano, N; Negrete McLeod, N; Pelosi, N; Peters, N; Roybal-Allard, N; Ruiz, N; Sanchez, Linda T., N; Sanchez, Loretta, N; Schiff, N; Sherman, N; Speier, N; Swalwell, N; Takano, N; Thompson, N; Vargas, N; Waters, N; Waxman, N.
Republicans - Calvert, Y; Campbell, Y; Cook, N; Denham, Y; Hunter, Y; Issa, Y; LaMalfa, Y; McCarthy, Y; McClintock, N; McKeon, Y; Miller, Gary, X; Nunes, Y; Rohrabacher, N; Royce, N; Valadao, Y.
Democrats - DeGette, N; Perlmutter, N; Polis, N.
Republicans - Coffman, N; Gardner, Y; Lamborn, N; Tipton, Y.
Democrats - Courtney, N; DeLauro, N; Esty, N; Himes, N; Larson, N.
Democrats - Carney, N.
Democrats - Brown, N; Castor, N; Deutch, N; Frankel, N; Garcia, Y; Grayson, N; Hastings, N; Murphy, Y; Wasserman Schultz, N; Wilson, N.
Republicans - Bilirakis, N; Buchanan, Y; Crenshaw, Y; DeSantis, N; Diaz-Balart, Y; Mica, Y; Miller, N; Nugent, Y; Posey, N; Radel, N; Rooney, Y; Ros-Lehtinen, Y; Ross, Y; Southerland, Y; Webster, Y; Yoho, Y; Young, N.
Democrats - Barrow, Y; Bishop, N; Johnson, N; Lewis, N; Scott, David, N.
Republicans - Broun, N; Collins, N; Gingrey, N; Graves, N; Kingston, Y; Price, N; Scott, Austin, Y; Westmoreland, Y; Woodall, Y.
Democrats - Gabbard, N; Hanabusa, N.
Republicans - Labrador, N; Simpson, Y.
Democrats - Bustos, Y; Davis, Danny, N; Duckworth, N; Enyart, Y; Foster, N; Gutierrez, N; Kelly, N; Lipinski, N; Quigley, N; Rush, N; Schakowsky, N; Schneider, N.
Republicans - Davis, Rodney, Y; Hultgren, Y; Kinzinger, Y; Roskam, Y; Schock, Y; Shimkus, Y.
Democrats - Carson, N; Visclosky, N.
Republicans - Brooks, Y; Bucshon, Y; Messer, Y; Rokita, Y; Stutzman, N; Walorski, Y; Young, Y.
Democrats - Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.
Republicans - King, Y; Latham, Y.
Republicans - Huelskamp, N; Jenkins, Y; Pompeo, N; Yoder, Y.
Democrats - Yarmuth, N.
Republicans - Barr, Y; Guthrie, Y; Massie, N; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, Y.
Democrats - Richmond, N.
Republicans - Alexander, Y; Boustany, Y; Cassidy, Y; Fleming, N; Scalise, N.
Democrats - Michaud, N; Pingree, N.
Democrats - Cummings, N; Delaney, N; Edwards, N; Hoyer, N; Ruppersberger, N; Sarbanes, N; Van Hollen, N.
Republicans - Harris, Y.
Democrats - Capuano, N; Keating, N; Kennedy, N; Lynch, N; Markey, X; McGovern, N; Neal, N; Tierney, N; Tsongas, N.
Democrats - Conyers, N; Dingell, N; Kildee, N; Levin, N; Peters, Y.
Republicans - Amash, N; Benishek, Y; Bentivolio, Y; Camp, Y; Huizenga, Y; Miller, Y; Rogers, Y; Upton, Y; Walberg, Y.
Democrats - Ellison, N; McCollum, N; Nolan, N; Peterson, Y; Walz, Y.
Republicans - Bachmann, N; Kline, Y; Paulsen, Y.
Democrats - Thompson, N.
Republicans - Harper, Y; Nunnelee, Y; Palazzo, Y.
Democrats - Clay, N; Cleaver, N.
Republicans - Graves, Y; Hartzler, Y; Long, Y; Luetkemeyer, Y; Smith, Y; Wagner, Y.
Republicans - Daines, Y.
Republicans - Fortenberry, Y; Smith, Y; Terry, Y.
Democrats - Horsford, N; Titus, N.
Republicans - Amodei, Y; Heck, N.
Democrats - Kuster, N; Shea-Porter, N.
Democrats - Andrews, N; Holt, N; Pallone, N; Pascrell, N; Payne, N; Sires, N.
Republicans - Frelinghuysen, Y; Garrett, N; Lance, N; LoBiondo, N; Runyan, Y; Smith, N.
Democrats - Lujan Grisham, N; Lujan, Ben Ray, N.
Republicans - Pearce, Y.
Democrats - Bishop, N; Clarke, N; Crowley, N; Engel, N; Higgins, N; Israel, N; Jeffries, N; Lowey, N; Maffei, N; Maloney, Carolyn, N; Maloney, Sean, N; McCarthy, X; Meeks, N; Meng, N; Nadler, N; Owens, Y; Rangel, N; Serrano, N; Slaughter, X; Tonko, N; Velazquez, N.
Republicans - Collins, Y; Gibson, Y; Grimm, Y; Hanna, Y; King, Y; Reed, Y.
Democrats - Butterfield, N; McIntyre, Y; Price, N; Watt, N.
Republicans - Coble, Y; Ellmers, Y; Foxx, Y; Holding, Y; Hudson, Y; Jones, N; McHenry, Y; Meadows, Y; Pittenger, N.
Republicans - Cramer, Y.
Democrats - Beatty, N; Fudge, N; Kaptur, N; Ryan, N.
Republicans - Boehner, Y; Chabot, N; Gibbs, Y; Johnson, Y; Jordan, N; Joyce, Y; Latta, Y; Renacci, Y; Stivers, Y; Tiberi, Y; Turner, Y; Wenstrup, N.
Republicans - Bridenstine, N; Cole, Y; Lankford, Y; Lucas, Y; Mullin, Y.
Democrats - Blumenauer, N; Bonamici, N; DeFazio, N; Schrader, Y.
Republicans - Walden, Y.
Democrats - Brady, N; Cartwright, N; Doyle, N; Fattah, N; Schwartz, N.
Republicans - Barletta, Y; Dent, Y; Fitzpatrick, Y; Gerlach, Y; Kelly, Y; Marino, Y; Meehan, N; Murphy, Y; Perry, N; Pitts, N; Rothfus, N; Shuster, N; Thompson, Y.
Democrats - Cicilline, N; Langevin, N.
Democrats - Clyburn, N.
Republicans - Duncan, N; Gowdy, N; Mulvaney, N; Rice, Y; Sanford, N; Wilson, Y.
Republicans - Noem, Y.
Democrats - Cohen, N; Cooper, N.
Republicans - Black, Y; Blackburn, Y; DesJarlais, Y; Duncan, N; Fincher, Y; Fleischmann, Y; Roe, Y.
Democrats - Castro, N; Cuellar, Y; Doggett, N; Gallego, N; Green, Al, N; Green, Gene, N; Hinojosa, N; Jackson Lee, N; Johnson, E. B., N; O'Rourke, N; Veasey, N; Vela, Y.
Republicans - Barton, Y; Brady, N; Burgess, Y; Carter, Y; Conaway, Y; Culberson, N; Farenthold, Y; Flores, Y; Gohmert, N; Granger, Y; Hall, Y; Hensarling, N; Johnson, Sam, Y; Marchant, Y; McCaul, Y; Neugebauer, Y; Olson, Y; Poe, Y; Sessions, Y; Smith, Y; Stockman, N; Thornberry, Y; Weber, Y; Williams, Y.
Democrats - Matheson, N.
Republicans - Bishop, Y; Chaffetz, Y; Stewart, Y.
Democrats - Welch, N.
Democrats - Connolly, N; Moran, N; Scott, N.
Republicans - Cantor, Y; Forbes, Y; Goodlatte, N; Griffith, Y; Hurt, N; Rigell, N; Wittman, Y; Wolf, N.
Democrats - DelBene, N; Heck, N; Kilmer, N; Larsen, X; McDermott, N; Smith, N.
Republicans - Hastings, Y; Herrera Beutler, Y; McMorris Rodgers, Y; Reichert, Y.
Democrats - Rahall, Y.
Republicans - Capito, Y; McKinley, Y.
Democrats - Kind, N; Moore, N; Pocan, N.
Republicans - Duffy, Y; Petri, Y; Ribble, Y; Ryan, N; Sensenbrenner, N.
Republicans - Lummis, Y.
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