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October 23, 2017

Farm Bill; Appropriations; and, Immigration

Categories: Farm Bill /Immigration

Farm Bill: House Floor Discussion Begins as Uncertainty About Final Passage Lingers-  Rules Committee: 103 Amendments Made in Order, Final Vote Could “Spill” Into Next Week 

Lawmakers began discussing the Farm Bill on the House floor yesterday afternoon while the Rules Committee simultaneously sought to determine which of the over 225 amendments to the measure would be considered for votes.

Late last night, the Rules Committee reconvened to report the rule for H.R. 1947.

According to a Rules Committee “wrap-up” that was released today, a total of 103 amendments were made in order.

The Rules Committee list of amendments and the update status of those amendments has been posted at this Rules Committee webpage.

And the House floor schedule for today indicated that, “On Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Last votes expected: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.”

The update added that, “The Rule provides for no further general debate, makes in order the following amendments
and allows for the Chairman to offer amendments en bloc:

A full list of the 103 amendments made in order can be found HERE.”

Meanwhile, members from rural districts were “scrambling” to secure the necessary 218 votes necessary to pass the legislation.

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