Western Illinois Congressman Bobby Schilling says he'll go along with the House version of the 2012 Farm Bill as long as it cuts fraud, abuse and spending within the federal food stamp program. The first-term Republican says he wants more accountability within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
He says right now the government gives handouts to people who may not need assistance.
Schilling says people who currently qualify for heating assistance automatically qualifies for other forms of free assistance. He says they want to end that practice. The House Ag committee member also favors streamlining and consolidating many programs. Schilling says his staff continues to review the 557 pages of the bill, which should be voted on later this month.