Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican Party

Farm bill fails in U.S. House as immigration spat roils Republican PartyBy Amanda Becker and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers who had asked them not to hold the vote until they were given the chance to consider a bill to clamp down on immigration. The next steps are unclear for the farm bill, which failed in a 198-to-213 vote. The farm bill’s passage through the House has been entangled in the debate over immigration, as the conservative House Freedom Caucus sought to pre-empt a move by moderate Republicans and Democrats to use procedural tactics to force a wide-ranging immigration debate on the House floor.


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U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spat

U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spatBy Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a sugar amendment to the sweeping farm bill, bolstering the likelihood the House could approve it this week if a Republican standoff over immigration is resolved. The amendment to the $867 billion bill to limit price supports for domestic sugar production offered by Republican Representative Virginia Foxx was defeated in a 278-to-137 vote. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Representative Collin Peterson, the top Democrat on the panel, both opposed the measure.


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California governor slams Trump for 'lying' about immigration at 'sanctuary city' roundtable

  1. California governor slams Trump for ‘lying’ about immigration at ‘sanctuary city’ roundtable  The Hill
  2. BUSINESS INSIDER  Business Insider
  3. Watch: Trump Says Immigrant Gang Members Are ‘Animals,’ Not ‘People’ In Sanctuary City Roundtable  Newsweek
  4. What does the future hold for Trump vs. California? We predict a long, strange year  Sacramento Bee
  5. White House stokes California Republican revolt  Politico
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