U.S. House Rejects Farm Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted against the 2018 Farm Bill in a 213-198 vote. Dissenting voters apparently cited a number of issues, with some rejecting the bill’s changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and others protesting the legislature’s failure to enact unrelated immigration measures. Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- La.) reportedly indicated that the House will vote on the bill again in late June 2018.
Before the vote, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced an amendment to the bill that would have prevented federal agencies from regulating the interstate traffic of unpasteurized milk sold for human consumption. The bill was rejected 331-79.