Among the cuts in the federal Farm Bill was a change that would have caused low-income Vermonters whose rent includes heat to lose benefits.
food stamp cuts
News Release — Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. Jan. 29, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC. — By a vote of 255-161, the House of Representatives today approved a House-Senate conference report on a five year Farm Bill. The Senate is expected to begin debate on the legislation later this week or early next week. Rep. Peter Welch voted […]
News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. Jan. 27, 2014 WASHINGTON – Nearly one month after a one-year extension of legislation to protect the nation’s farming, conservation and nutrition programs expired, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives are poised this week to consider a final, comprehensive agriculture reform bill that will net more than […]