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House Passes Long-Overdue Farm Bill

The House passes a nearly $1 trillion farm bill that cuts food stamps and ends a direct subsidy to farmers, while expanding government-backed crop insurance programs.

Farm Bill Deal Would Limit Food-Stamp Cuts

House and Senate negotiators have reached a bipartisan agreement on the long-overdue U.S. farm bill that trims spending on food stamps for poor Americans by about 1 percent.

Senate Delays Vote on Jobless Bill

The U.S. Senate abruptly postponed until Tuesday a vote on a White House-backed bill to extend jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans.