The House farm bill passed with a razor-thin two-vote margin. Four members, two Republicans and two Democrats, did not vote. If those members showed up, it could have changed the outcome. The farm bill failed when it came to the floor in mid-May with members of the Freedom Caucus voting against it to leverage action on immigration. Ten Republicans who voted no last month, supported the farm bill in this go-round. Twenty Republicans and all of Democrats voted against it. RRFN’s Farm Bill Focus is sponsored, in part, by the North Dakota Corn Growers Association.
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