Boehner supports House Farm Bill
Boehner’s support however, bodes well for the bill, as does the strong bipartisan support within the House Agriculture Committee that brought FARRM closer to a floor vote.
When the measure passed the House Agriculture Committee vote in May, Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Iowa) said: "I am proud of the Committee's effort to advance a farm bill with significant savings and reforms. We achieve nearly $40 billion in savings by eliminating outdated government programs and reforming others. No other committee in Congress is voluntarily cutting money, in a bipartisan way, from its jurisdiction to reduce the size and scope of the federal government. I appreciate the efforts of my colleagues and the bipartisan nature in which this legislation was written and approved. I look forward to debating the bill on the House floor this summer."
Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) echoed the bi-partisan message. "I’m pleased the Committee was able to work together, find some common ground, and advance a five-year farm bill today,” he said. “I’m optimistic the farm bill will continue through regular order and be brought to the House floor in June. If we can stay on track, I think we should be able to conference with the Senate in July and have a new five-year farm bill in place before the August recess."
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