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Fri July 12, 2013
Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill
Arkansas's four Republican congressmen have voted for a scaled-down farm bill that doesn't address funding for food stamps.
U.S. Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack on Thursday voted for the legislation, which dropped a food stamp section included in an earlier version of the farm bill that failed before the House last month.
Republicans said the food stamp part of the legislation would be dealt with separately at a later date.
Cotton was the only House member from Arkansas who voted against the farm bill last month and called for splitting the farm bill from the food stamp section.
The head of the Arkansas Farm Bureau said he's disappointed in the decision to split up the bill.