Nightly News | February 04, 2014
>>> the senate gave final congressional approval today to a farm bill that sets policy for hundreds of programs, including food stamps and farm subsidies . it would make small cut backs to both. conservatives had called for much larger cuts to the program, president obama plans to sign the bill on friday.
>>> another big headline today in washington, the nonpartisan congressional budget office says this new health care law is going to cause more than 2 million americans to reduce their work hours or leave the workforce all together. but the white house is cautioning that those departures are more a result of workers flexibility to leave their jobs and still have health insurance . the cbo report also projected the federal deficit will fall to $514 billion in 2014 down from $1.4 trillion five years ago.