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Huelskamp can't say 'yes,' even to a farm bill

  • WE Blog
  • Published Friday, July 12, 2013, at 12:33 p.m.
  • Updated Friday, July 12, 2013, at 12:57 p.m.

After refusing to vote for the previous farm bill last month because it locked in a "massive expansion of the food-stamp program," Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, also voted against the agriculture-only farm bill that passed the House Thursday. The Washington Post's Fix blog counted Huelskamp among the "No! Caucus" in the House – which is the only possible explanation for why a farmer who represents Kansas' 1st Congressional District, which receives the second-highest per capita share of farm subsidies of any district in the nation, would vote "no" on a farm bill. It's no wonder he was kicked off the House Agriculture Committee.

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