House Rejects Farm Bill, Keeping CalFresh Benefits Safe for Now

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at 9:30 AM
Young Fresno mom Guadalupe Beltran got a job and got off welfare, but 5 years later she's still not making enough to get by without food stamps. (Vanessa Rancano/KQED)

The House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill Friday morning, voting 198 to 213. CalFresh, California's food stamp program, was set to get a major overhaul if the bill had passed. The measure proposed stricter eligibility and work requirements for food stamp recipients, which would have had a large impact on California, where 1 in 10 people utilize the benefit. We'll discuss why the bill failed, the Farm Bill's future and what it could mean for CalFresh recipients.
Guests:
Rich Klein, political director, ABC News
Farida Jhabvala Romero, reporter, KQED News

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