The House of Representatives approved H.R. 2642, the farm portions of the Farm Bill earlier today by a vote of 216 to 208. Earlier, the rule to consider the bill was approved 223-195.
Statement by Bob Stallman, President
American Farm Bureau Federation
Regarding House Passage of Farm Bill
July 11, 2013
“The American Farm Bureau Federation looks forward to moving ahead with fundamental farm policy legislation, following House passage today of H.R. 2642. While we don’t yet know what the next steps will be, we will be working with both sides of the aisle and both chambers of Congress to ensure passage of a new five-year farm bill.
“While we were hopeful the farm bill would not be split, nor permanent law repealed, we will now focus our efforts on working with lawmakers to deliver a farm bill to the president’s desk for his signature by September.”
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