President Trump Signs $867 Billion Farm Bill, Tightening Rules for Food Stamp Recipients

In Fox News, Paulina Dedaj reports that President Donald J. Trump signed a bipartisan 2018 Farm Bill yesterday that secures more funding to put U.S. agriculture and American farmers on top.

“We are ensuring that American agriculture will always feed our families, nourish our communities, power our commerce and inspire our nation,” the President said. The bill will improve crop insurance, disaster relief programs, and access to rural broadband, among other provisions.

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Asylum-seekers crossing Mexico to reach the United States will now have to wait for an immigration court hearing before being granted access to the American homeland, Stephen Dinan reports for The Washington Times. “Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the goal is to end the ‘catch and release’ practice that has enticed a wave of illegal immigrants to head north in recent years, convinced that they will be able to make bogus asylum claims and then slip into the shadows.”

“The House voted Thursday to give President Trump $5.7 billion for a border wall, hours after Trump warned Republicans that he would veto the spending bill if it didn’t boost border security,” Susan Ferrechio reports in the Washington Examiner. President Trump met with Republicans at the White House yesterday to make his position clear. The bill now moves to the Senate for a vote today.

“Congress approved a sweeping bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Thursday, handing President Trump a major legislative victory on an issue championed by his White House,” Adam Shaw writes for Fox News. “This is a great bi-partisan achievement for everybody,” President Trump tweeted. “When both parties work together we can keep our Country safer.”