Thursday, June 20, 2013

Republicans Kill Farm Bill in House

This afternoon the House rejected HR 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, on a vote of 195 – 234. Sixty-two conservative Republicans voted against the bill, killing any chance of passage. The Democrats maintained somewhat better party unity against the bill with only 24 voting in favor of passage.

Obviously, this also killed the chemical security amendment that was added to the bill yesterday in floor action. I suspect that this will make it into either the spending or authorization bill for the USDA.

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