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Farm bill goes down as Freedom Caucus votes against it

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The House Freedom Caucus on Friday sank a conservative farm bill over an immigration dispute with GOP leadership, delaying a bill that included President Donald Trump’s push to impose stricter work requirements on food stamp recipients.

The vote came after a 48-hour standoff between GOP leadership and members of the Freedom Caucus. House GOP leadership also pitched the bill as a positive messaging tool for the midterms. ), who was visibly peeved coming off the House floor after the vote, accused the Freedom Caucus of working with Democrats to tank the bill.

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