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US House rejects farm bill

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In a move that surprised many, the U.S. House voted down the farm bill Thursday.

The main sticking point of the 5-year, half a trillion dollar bill is food stamps. House Republicans wants to cut $2 billion from the program, and House Democrats say they don't want to slash the program at all.

The White House even threatened to veto the bill because of the proposed cuts.

An amendment to strip the market stabilization program for dairy was also part of the failed legislation.

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