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Trump Calls on Dems to Support Farm Bill

Trump Calls on Dems to Support Farm Bill

By    |   Thursday, 13 September 2018 03:27 PM

President Donald Trump called out Democrats for not supporting the farm bill on Thursday, saying they are hurting America's "great farmers."

Trump's tweet on the matter specifically referenced Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.:

"Senator Debbie Stabenow and the Democrats are totally against approving the Farm Bill," Trump wrote. "They are fighting tooth and nail to not allow our Great Farmers to get what they so richly deserve. Work requirements are imperative and the Dems are a NO. Not good!"

Trump wants a massive agriculture bill that's in the works to contain stricter work requirements for recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the latest iteration of the food stamp program. The House and Senate each passed different versions of the bill, and now they are working on reconciling their differences into one measure.

Stabenow is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee and said last week that SNAP costs are decreasing.

"The good news is that the safety net for families, or SNAP, is working and costs are going down," she said, according to The Hagstrom Report.  "The Congressional Budget Office has said food assistance programs are saving $80 billion more than initially expected because the economy is getting better and unemployment is going down.

"Therefore, massive eligibility changes that would take away SNAP benefits for 2 million people and subject millions of moms with young children, seniors, and others to unnecessary paperwork burdens make no sense."

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President Donald Trump called out Democrats for not supporting the farm bill on Thursday, saying they are hurting America's "great farmers."
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