Missouri Delegation Split Over Farm Bill Legislation

William Lacy Clay Jr. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
William Lacy Clay Jr. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-St. Louis, called the House vote to remove the food stamp program before passing its version of a $200 billion, five-year farm bill “outrageous.” He argued that the House was voting to increase hunger. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, said the legislation gives farmers stability and “places us on the right path to holding a conference committee with the Senate, and ultimately the enactment of a five-year farm bill.” The American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union were among dozens of organizations requesting that the food stamp program not be removed. The St. Louis-based National Corn Growers Association supported the split.

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