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Trump sides with House on farm bill work requirement fight


August 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients, adding a new wrinkle to difficult negotiations that are set to begin this fall.

Trump on Thursday tweeted that he hopes lawmakers "will be able to leave the WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION that the House approved" in the final version of the legislation.

"Senate should go to 51 votes!" Trump tweeted, reiterating his position that Senate Republicans should abolish the filibuster for legislation. Republicans have rejected the idea, leaving t...

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