Federal Relations

June 18, 2013

House Proceeds on Farm Bill as White House Threatens Veto

The House will begin consideration of the Farm Bill (HR 1947) today and finish consideration on Thursday. While the House Rules Committee is still determining which amendments will be made in order, 220 amendments have been submitted to the Rules Committee.The House Rules Committee has proceeded with a rare two day consideration of the rule to determine which amendments should be made in order. The bulk of these amendments pertain to the SNAP program.

Late yesterday, the White House issued veto threat of the Farm Bill via a Statement of Administrative Policy (SAP). A link to the SAP can be found here.

The Office of Federal Relations will continue to monitor HR 1947 as the House proceeds with measure.