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    News Summary: House rejects farm bill
    VOTED DOWN: 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.
    GOP OPPOSITION: Sixty-two Republicans voted no, while 24 Democrats voted in favor of the bill.
    TOO BIG, OR VITAL?: 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 contend that the House plan could remove as many as 2 million needy recipients from the rolls.

    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 It repealed and consolidated more than 100 government programs, provided regulatory relief and repealed direct and countercyclical payments, replacing them with new risk-management programs that would have protected farmers when they have significant loss - and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."

    BREAKDOWN:

    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.

    ALABAMA

    Democrats - Sewell, N.

    Republicans - Aderholt, Y; Bachus, Y; Bonner, Y; Brooks, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

    ALASKA

    Republicans - Young, Y.

    ARIZONA


    Democrats - Barber, Y; Grijalva, N; Kirkpatrick, N; Pastor, N; Sinema, Y.

    Republicans - Franks, N; Gosar, Y; Salmon, N; Schweikert, N.

    ARKANSAS


    Republicans - Cotton, N; Crawford, Y; Griffin, Y; Womack, Y.

    CALIFORNIA

    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.

    COLORADO

    Democrats - DeGette, N; Perlmutter, N; Polis, N.

    Republicans - Coffman, N; Gardner, Y; Lamborn, N; Tipton, Y.

    CONNECTICUT

    Democrats - Courtney, N; DeLauro, N; Esty, N; Himes, N; Larson, N.

    DELAWARE

    Democrats - Carney, N.

    FLORIDA

    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.

    GEORGIA

    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.

    HAWAII

    Democrats - Gabbard, N; Hanabusa, N.

    IDAHO

    Republicans - Labrador, N; Simpson, Y.

    ILLINOIS

    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.

    INDIANA

    Democrats - Carson, N; Visclosky, N.

    Republicans - Brooks, Y; Bucshon, Y; Messer, Y; Rokita, Y; Stutzman, N; Walorski, Y; Young, Y.

    IOWA

    Democrats - Braley, Y; Loebsack, Y.

    Republicans - King, Y; Latham, Y.

    KANSAS

    Republicans - Huelskamp, N; Jenkins, Y; Pompeo, N; Yoder, Y.

    KENTUCKY

    Democrats - Yarmuth, N.

    Republicans - Barr, Y; Guthrie, Y; Massie, N; Rogers, Y; Whitfield, Y.

    LOUISIANA

    Democrats - Richmond, N.

    Republicans - Alexander, Y; Boustany, Y; Cassidy, Y; Fleming, N; Scalise, N.

    MAINE

    Democrats - Michaud, N; Pingree, N.

    MARYLAND


    Democrats - Cummings, N; Delaney, N; Edwards, N; Hoyer, N; Ruppersberger, N; Sarbanes, N; Van Hollen, N.

    Republicans - Harris, Y.

    MASSACHUSETTS

    Democrats - Capuano, N; Keating, N; Kennedy, N; Lynch, N; Markey, X; McGovern, N; Neal, N; Tierney, N; Tsongas, N.

    MICHIGAN


    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.

    MINNESOTA


    Democrats - Ellison, N; McCollum, N; Nolan, N; Peterson, Y; Walz, Y.

    Republicans - Bachmann, N; Kline, Y; Paulsen, Y.

    MISSISSIPPI

    Democrats - Thompson, N.

    Republicans - Harper, Y; Nunnelee, Y; Palazzo, Y.

    MISSOURI

    Democrats - Clay, N; Cleaver, N.

    Republicans - Graves, Y; Hartzler, Y; Long, Y; Luetkemeyer, Y; Smith, Y; Wagner, Y.

    MONTANA

    Republicans - Daines, Y.

    NEBRASKA

    Republicans - Fortenberry, Y; Smith, Y; Terry, Y.

    NEVADA

    Democrats - Horsford, N; Titus, N.

    Republicans - Amodei, Y; Heck, N.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Democrats - Kuster, N; Shea-Porter, N.

    NEW JERSEY

    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.

    NEW MEXICO


    Democrats - Lujan Grisham, N; Lujan, Ben Ray, N.

    Republicans - Pearce, Y.

    NEW YORK

    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.

    NORTH CAROLINA

    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.

    NORTH DAKOTA

    Republicans - Cramer, Y.

    OHIO

    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.

    OKLAHOMA

    Republicans - Bridenstine, N; Cole, Y; Lankford, Y; Lucas, Y; Mullin, Y.

    OREGON

    Democrats - Blumenauer, N; Bonamici, N; DeFazio, N; Schrader, Y.

    Republicans - Walden, Y.

    PENNSYLVANIA

    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.

    RHODE ISLAND

    Democrats - Cicilline, N; Langevin, N.

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Democrats - Clyburn, N.

    Republicans - Duncan, N; Gowdy, N; Mulvaney, N; Rice, Y; Sanford, N; Wilson, Y.

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    Republicans - Noem, Y.

    TENNESSEE

    Democrats - Cohen, N; Cooper, N.

    Republicans - Black, Y; Blackburn, Y; DesJarlais, Y; Duncan, N; Fincher, Y; Fleischmann, Y; Roe, Y.

    TEXAS

    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.

    UTAH

    Democrats - Matheson, N.

    Republicans - Bishop, Y; Chaffetz, Y; Stewart, Y.

    VERMONT

    Democrats - Welch, N.

    VIRGINIA

    Democrats - Connolly, N; Moran, N; Scott, N.

    Republicans - Cantor, Y; Forbes, Y; Goodlatte, N; Griffith, Y; Hurt, N; Rigell, N; Wittman, Y; Wolf, N.

    WASHINGTON

    Democrats - DelBene, N; Heck, N; Kilmer, N; Larsen, X; McDermott, N; Smith, N.

    Republicans - Hastings, Y; Herrera Beutler, Y; McMorris Rodgers, Y; Reichert, Y.

    WEST VIRGINIA

    Democrats - Rahall, Y.

    Republicans - Capito, Y; McKinley, Y.

    WISCONSIN

    Democrats - Kind, N; Moore, N; Pocan, N.

    Republicans - Duffy, Y; Petri, Y; Ribble, Y; Ryan, N; Sensenbrenner, N.

    WYOMING

    Republicans - Lummis, Y.

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