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Members of Progressive Democrats of America and other activists hold a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman's office on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The protestors were  asking the congressman to vote against a House farm bill that would reduce federal spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program by $20.5 billion and affect food stamps and other services for the poor.
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Members of Progressive Democrats of America and other activists hold a rally in front of Rep. Henry Waxman's office on June 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The protestors were asking the congressman to vote against a House farm bill that would reduce federal spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program by $20.5 billion and affect food stamps and other services for the poor.

Things are not looking good for the farm bill. Yesterday, the House rejected the five-year, half-trillion dollar measure. It was not a pretty scene.

Things are not looking good for the farm bill. Yesterday, the House rejected the five-year, half-trillion dollar measure.  It was not a pretty scene. 

For more on what happened and what's next, we're joined once again by Michael Doyle of McClatchy Newspapers.

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