GOP House reps whipped up for vote on farm bill
Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:39 AM
Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives believe they can pass a farm bill today, despite opposition from farm groups and some conservative organizations, The Hill reported.
The House will vote on a split bill that includes subsidies for farmers but does not fund the food stamp program.
The effort to split the bill emerged after a united farm bill failed on the House floor last month on a 195 to 234 vote when liberals balked at $20.5 billion in food stamp cuts and conservatives voted "no" because they wanted additional cuts in the program.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said Wednesday that splitting the bill was "the best possible alternative that we have." Read more.