With the U.S. Senate moving on a farm bill, the House version may seem dead, but an Illinois congressman says that's not necessarily the case. The House bill stalled after what has been described as an unrelated fight over immigration policy in the bill. Taylorville Republican Rodney Davis says the House bill could come back if and when those with opposing views hammer out their differences. The bill also proposes new work requirements for participants in the federal food stamp program, SNAP. Davis says that's not a bad thing.
Provisions inside the House version would roll back restrictions on the wealthy obtaining federal farm subsidies, and would allow extended family members to receive payments. Some have called that the equivalent of welfare for the wealthy.