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Passage of Farm Bill Remains Uphill Battle
Politico writes on the still uphill battle the House faces in trying to pass a farm bill.
The Farm Bill’s future remained in serious doubt in the House Tuesday even after a reluctant Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said he would support splitting the measure to allow separate votes on the nutrition title — a strategy promoted by Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
In a members-only meeting of Republicans, senior lawmakers on the Agriculture panel continued to express reservations to the Oklahoman. Early soundings by the House whip organization Tuesday afternoon indicated that the leadership still had an uphill climb to get to 218 Republican votes.
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Conservative groups banded together today to write a letter to Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio), expressing their concern over the lack of any real reform or open process in the “Farm-Only” farm bill.
Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) released a video outlining crop insurance reforms needed in the bill.
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