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.
July 12, 2013