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House Passes Farm BIll


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ted Yoho (FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013. This revised Farm Bill passed the House with a vote of 216-208. Congressman Yoho said:

"I came to Congress to restore certainty to the economy. Florida farmers desperately need certainty as they continue to try to feed this country. I am pleased that we were still able to reform, reduce, and eliminate over 100 wasteful and duplicative programs. This bill was a smaller step in the right direction, but a step all the same.

"Many called for separate farm and food stamp legislation, and that is the process we began today. I have consistently worked to close loopholes and bring greater local accountability to our food stamp program, and I will continue that effort as this process moves forward."

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