Republicans In House Won’t Give Up On Farm Bill

Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will vote again on a revised farm bill. This bill, which was shot down a few weeks ago due to the large amount of money it would require, was a major blow to Republicans who have been pressured to act on farm issues from GOP backers. According to Daniel Strauss reporting for The Hill, “Conservatives have pressed Cantor and other GOP leaders to break the farm bill in two by splitting the spending on agriculture from food stamps. It’s unclear from Cantor’s memo what form the “revised” bill might take.” With a looming federal deficit, the bill was voted down as an excessive amount to be paid in order to appease a small amount of conservatives. In the memo outlining the conference’s legislative agenda for July, there was also mention that the House will look towards border security. To read more, please visit http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/309409-cantor-vows-action-on-revised-farm-bill