Ag Leaders in House Urge Farm Bill Consideration
Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee said this week that he is continuing to work with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee to get the farm bill done. Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), ranking member on the House Ag Committee, has been urging Republican leaders to bring the bipartisan five-year farm bill approved by the committee to the floor for a vote next week when Congress convenes for its lame duck session.
“As far as I can determine, the $35 billion that we tried to save in the House Ag Committee version of the farm bill is one of the few bills that have real savings that are really countable,” Lucas said. “If there’s a window of opportunity I want to get the farm bill done.”
The American Farm Bureau Federation continues to press for action on the farm bill during the lame duck session.