7/11/2013
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The House Republican leadership will today seek to push through a stripped-down version of the farm bill, shorn of the food stamp programs that drew conservative opposition last time around. The White House swiftly pledged to veto any bill passed without support for nutritional programs, but senior Republican aides said they believed that including food stamps would doom the legislation altogether. "Maybe the old dynamic of how we have done things since 1965 isn't valid anymore," said House Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla. "Maybe it is time to try something different."

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