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The White House on Monday threatened to veto the farm bill coming to the House this week.

President Obama is opposed to $20.5 billion in food stamp cuts in the bill, the White House said in an official policy statement.

That statement also says it does not get enough budget savings from cuts to farm subsidies.

“The bill would reduce access to food assistance for struggling families and their children, does not contain sufficient commodity and crop insurance reforms, and does not provide funding for renewable energy, which is an important source of jobs and economic growth in rural communities across the country,” the White House said.

“If the president were presented with H.R. 1947, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill,” it added.

The Statement of Administration Policy also faults the bill for failing to reform international food aid programs. Obama has proposed changing food aid so that it is no longer focused on purchasing U.S. farm goods.