House Likely to Announce Farm Bill Conferees This Week

October 7, 2013 03:15 AM
 
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Eventual farm bill conference could result in stand-alone vote

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House leadership will likely announce its farm bill conferees by the end of this week, usually reliable contacts advise. The Senate has already announced its conferees. Of note on the House side will be whether or not conferees are chosen outside of the House Ag Committee. The conference would be instructed to finish its work before so-called motions to instruct could take place in the House – a timeline of around three weeks.

Meanwhile, some sources are beginning to predict that a new farm bill will not be part of an eventual budget agreement package. Instead, they say, a separate farm bill conference report is possible, with expectations that 40 or so conservative House Republicans would vote against the report, but enough Democratic and other Republican votes would be enough to clear the eventual farm bill conference report.



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