The House Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill on a party-line vote of 26-20. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway began the farm bill markup saying a farm bill extension is not a good idea. The Texas congressman went on to say he tried to work on a bipartisan basis with Ranking Member Collin Peterson to put together this farm bill. “I sincerely regret that ultimately our discussions did not bear fruit with respect to the nutrition title. On SNAP, we have some honest disagreements.” Conaway emphasized he wants the spirit of bipartisanship to return to the agriculture committee.
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