On its merits, the Farm Bill that failed to pass in the House of Representatives on Friday was a great pile of that out of which you can not make chicken salad.
Any successful House bill would have to be reconciled with a Senate plan, which has yet to be drafted. It was a good move for both Republicans and Democrats to stand-up to this hypocrisy and vote against a bill that hands money to farmers who don't need it, while ignoring the people who do.
Echoing businesses in their districts, Ryan and other Republicans said denying benefits to some adults would make it easier for companies to hire ― which is another way of saying the bill would help keep wages down. "We are continuing to add more signatures", Denham said. Some analysts pointed to a lack of campaign pressure from Republican leaders on their party rebels who signed onto the petition.
The conservative bill would now reduce legal immigration, clear the way for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico and let Dreamers stay in the USA for renewable three-year periods. Instead, Republican leaders signaled they might try to get the bill through the House on their own.
"To me, it just creates more division", said Rep. Peter T. King, New York Republican.
Mooney said the SNAP changes spurred his support for the bill. The largest farm group, the American Farm Bureau Federation, led a block of groups in asking lawmakers to avoid amendments harmful to agriculture.
Besides imposing new work requirements, the farm bill would have blocked New Jersey and other states from continuing to extend coverage to families whose income exceeds federal limits. Leaving the cap for commodity support programs like Agriculture Loss Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) at $900,000 a year in gross income is wasteful.
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"We call on all members of Congress not to use farmers and ranchers as pawns in a political game", said Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall after the House defeat.
But in many ways, the bill richly merits the problems it's facing, and not simply because of its partisan authorship.
That might be a Pyrrhic victory of the Freedom Caucus, but they've always seemed to prefer being right to being the prevailing cause, and on the need for an immigration debate, they're right.
While the bill makes it more hard for some people to obtain SNAP benefits, certain farmers and their relatives would become newly eligible for farm subsidies that can add up to $125,000 annually per person. Nine moderates, including the chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, also voted against it along with a handful of unaligned Republicans.
"It was all about timing and leverage".
Freedom Caucus members voted against fellow House Republicans after they were unable to obtain a future vote on immigration restrictions.
It's certainly true that the Freedom Caucus played a role in defeating the bill, but it's also true that numerous Republican moderates were part of the no-vote bloc. We think that it's important that we have a vote on Goodlatte and at this point, we're not able to convince any of our members to go from no to yes on the Farm bill and so we will have further discussions leadership, but at this point, there is no deal. "The farm bill, unfortunately, was a casualty", said Representative Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican and Freedom Caucus member. "I personally was unhappy about it".