House Passes Nutrition Bill

peterson-lucasBy a vote of 217-210, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act on Thursday.

Passage of the legislation finally completes the House work on a farm bill and will allow for a House-Senate conference committee to go to work.

The bill was passed largely along party lines with all Democrats voting against and nearly all Republicans voting in favor.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas floor remarks Ranking member Rep. Collin Peterson floor remarks