Cantor says farm bill will come to the floor in lame duck

The Idaho Statesman reports House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told a Republican fundraiser in Boise Wednesday the House will vote on the stalled Farm Bill during the lame duck session. “I’m committed to bring the issue to the floor and then to see a way forward so we can get the votes to pass.” Cantor said he delayed action before the recess because he didn’t have the votes to pass it.

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow welcomed the news stating: “I’m very pleased to hear that Majority Leader Cantor is now committed to bring the Farm Bill to the floor immediately after the election. America’s farmers, ranchers, small businesses and 16 million Americans employed in agriculture desperately need the certainty and disaster relief the Farm Bill provides. “

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