January 20, 2020

Votes on Ag Spending and Biofuels Presages 2012 Farm Bill Debate

Categories: Audio /Ethanol /Farm Bill

Farm Bill Issues

Molly K. Hooper and Pete Kasperowicz reported last night at The Hill Online that, “The House on Thursday narrowly approved a 2012 Agriculture spending bill in a vote that tested Republican unity.

“Members in the chamber stopped to watch as the vote tally settled at 217-203 in favor of the third fiscal 2012 appropriations bill to be considered in the House this year.

“During a two-hour series of votes on amendments, members of the GOP leadership team, including Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (Ill.) scrambled around the chamber to persuade on-the-fence Republicans to vote yes.”