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House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill 

House Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill 

House Ag Committee approves 2013 Farm Bill with 36-10 bipartisan vote. En bloc amendment adopted by vocal vote. Significant savings, reforms save $40 billion.

Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved the farm bill, H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10. Committee members also adopted, by voice vote, an en bloc amendment.

"I am proud of the Committee's effort to advance a farm bill with significant savings and reforms. We achieved nearly $40 billion in savings by eliminating outdated government programs and reforming others. No other committee in Congress is voluntarily cutting money, in a bipartisan way, from its jurisdiction to reduce the size and scope of the federal government. I appreciate the efforts of my colleagues and the bipartisan nature in which this legislation was written and approved. I look forward to debating the bill on the House floor this summer,"said Chairman Lucas.


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"I’m pleased the Committee was able to work together, find some common ground and advance a five-year farm bill today. Needless to say, this process has gone on far too long and it is past time to get this bill done. With today’s action, I’m optimistic the farm bill will continue through regular order and be brought to the House floor in June. If we can stay on track, I think we should be able to conference with the Senate in July and have a new five-year farm bill in place before the August recess,"said Rep. Peterson

Get more information on the FARRM Act, including en bloc amendment details.


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