Erik Wasson reported on Friday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “The House will not produce legislation reforming food stamps before the August recess in a setback for those seeking a quick revival of the stalled 2013 farm bill.
“A House GOP leadership aide said Friday that conversations over the food stamp program would continue over the recess that begins at the end of next week.
“An earlier attempt to draft a stand-alone food stamp bill before that time have been shelved, the aide said.”
The Hill update added that, “House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) has been polling members on what the bill should look like and has participated in a small working group convened by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). The group met again this week without resolution.”