House sends Farm Bill to President

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - The House passed the 2018 Farm Bill in a vote of 369-47. After the Senate passage on Tuesday, the bill now goes to the President's desk.

The House bill saw some trouble Tuesday night as House leaders added a rule accompanying the conference report concerning U.S. interference in Yemen. The vote barely passed, 206-203, with only five Democrats voting for and 17 Republicans voting against.

However once H.R. 2, the farm bill, made it to the floor, members of Congress voted overwhelmingly in support. A drastic difference from its partisan vote in June of 213-211.

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the Farm Bill.

The House Agriculture Committee says it strengthens the farm safety net, protects crop insurance, maintains and preserves conservation funding, improves SNAP program integrity and incentivizes work, and provides certainty to Rural America.