June 21, 2018
President Trump applauds the House for its passage of the farm bill, which cleared the lower chamber by a vote of 213-211.
The president said he was happy to see work requirements included and described it as a big win for farmers, in a tweet.
Farm Bill just passed in the House. So happy to see work requirements included. Big win for the farmers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
The bill, which passed mostly along partly lines, calls for stricter work requirements in order to receive snap food benefits.
However, it may face significant obstacles in the Senate where Republicans hold less of a majority.
Lawmakers have until September 30 to pass a farm bill, otherwise funding and subsidies will automatically revert to levels dating back to 1949.