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Thursday 10/25/12

Stabenow Cites Cantor Commitment on Farm Bill

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., jumped Thursday on a comment by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who seemed to say while campaigning in Idaho that the House will bring up the farm bill after the election.

"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," Stabenow said in a statement Thursday. "America's farmers, ranchers, small businesses and 16 million Americans employed in agriculture desperately need the certainty and disaster relief the Farm Bill provides.

Stabenow added, "We passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that reforms farm programs and cuts $23 in spending. I hope our colleagues in the House of Representatives will follow that lead with a bipartisan approach to this legislation. It is critical that we are able to finalize the Farm Bill before the beginning of next year when farm programs begin to expire, which would impact milk and food prices for families."

Yet, the majority leader didn't actually say the House would pass a five-year farm bill. Instead, Cantor said he would "bring the issue to the floor." Cantor was quoted Thursday in the Idaho Statesman saying the House didn't vote on the farm bill before the congressional recess because the votes were not there to pass it.

"I'm committed to bring the issue to the floor and then to see way forward so we can get the votes to pass (a bill)," Cantor said.

Cantor was in Idaho campaigning for Rep. Raul Labrador.

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Posted at 7:57PM CDT 10/25/12 by Chris Clayton
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