House Farm Bill Vote Possible This Afternoon

The U.S. House of Representatives will take a second floor vote on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) as early as this afternoon (Thursday, June 21).

The House Farm Bill, sponsored by Rep. Michael Conaway, failed last month, largely due to the  Freedom Caucus demanding to first vote on immigration bills.

According to the House Majority Leader website, the House will first vote on H.R. 4760 (Securing America’s Future Act) and H.R. 6136 (Border Security and Immigration Reform Act).

The House measure promises greater job training opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients.  Democrats argue that the measure is poorly designed and would drive 2 million people off of the program.