The House Agriculture Committee early Thursday morning passed its version of the 2012 farm bill by a vote of 35 to 11.
The bill now goes to the full House, although it is uncertain when House leaders will schedule debate on the bill.
The House bill would reduce food and nutrition spending by more than 35 billion dollars, including a cut of 16.5 billion dollars from the food stamp program. The Senate version of the bill cuts about 23 billion dollars in spending, with 4.5 billion dollars in savings coming from food stamps.
About 80 percent of farm bill spending goes to food stamps.