House Rejects Farm Bill, Keeping CalFresh Benefits Safe for Now

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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.
Rich Klein, political director, ABC News
Farida Jhabvala Romero, reporter, KQED News