House Leadership – Farm Bill Vote This Week Sans SNAP

Several Reports are coming out in the past few hours that House leadership including Chairman Lucas will bring a Farm Bill to the House floor without the more controversial SNAP (Food Stamps) as early as this Thursday. Members leaving a closed door session indicated that the bill may, for the first time in several decades, stand alone.

Chairman Lucas has indicated he will be open to bringing it up only if he can be assured that the bill has enough votes to pass. Many reports are saying the separated Farm Bill could be taken to the Rules Committee this evening and language available later tonight.

Pressure has been high over the past couple weeks since the Farm Bill’s failure on June 20. Eric Cantor has been pushing for a split bill. It looks like he’ll get his wish.

Here are links to several articles on the subject

The Hill – GOP Moves Closer to Splitting Farm Bill

National Journal – Proposal to Split Farm Bill Divides Congress

Roll Call – GOP Drops Food Stamps From Farm Bill

Politico – Ag Committee Chairman Okay with Farm Bill Split