CRS: House Farm Bill Costs Less than Senate Bill

October 28, 2013

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CRS: House Farm Bill Costs Less than Senate Bill

A new Congressional Research Service (CRS) report indicates the House-passed farm bill would reduce government expenditures on agriculture and nutrition by $51.9 billion over a 10-year period, compared to savings of $17.9 billion in the Senate-passed farm bill. 

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The reason for the additional $34 billion in cuts in the House bill is the much deeper cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  When comparing the “agriculture-related programs,” the Senate bill cuts spending by $13.9 billion compared to $12.9 billion in the House.

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