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Neugebauer sounds off on new Farm Bill

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Congressman Randy Neugebauer expressed his thoughts on a new five-year farm bill that House and Senate negotiators agreed on Monday.

The bipartisan compromise comes two years after lawmakers started working on it.

The bill is expected to save an estimated $24 billion over the next ten years.

It would include $9 billion in cuts to the "SNAP" food stamp program.

Congressman Neugebauer says he is happy with the bill, for the most part but says he is, "Disappointed that we weren't able to close more loopholes on nutrition assistance so that you could be sure your taxes were only supporting families in need."

The House will likely vote on the legislation on Wednesday.

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