Thompson sole member of Miss. delegation to vote against farm bill

Here is the roll call.

The defeat was not expected. House Speaker John Boehner, who rarely votes, supported the bill. Members stood in silence as they watched the scoreboard Thursday afternoon.
Chamber leaders were facing pressure from both sides. The plan imposes significant cuts to food stamp programs and eliminates direct payments to farmers. It also reworks the dairy program, replacing guaranteed price supports with insurance.
Democrats opposed the cuts to food stamps. But powerful conservative groups — including the Heritage Foundation, which is led by former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint — lobbied against some of the bill’s remaining and costly farm subsidies.
Sixty-two Republicans voted no, while 24 Democrats voted in favor of the bill.

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