Jun 3, 2024 | Monthly Briefings

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House Ag Committee Advances 2024 Farm Bill

A view of the House Ag Committee during the 2024 Farm Bill markup. Courtesy of the House Committee on Agriculture.

The GOP-led House Agriculture Committee just before the holiday weekend conducted a marathon markup on its 2024 farm bill that started at 11:00 a.m. on May 23 and didn’t wrap up until after midnight, May 24.

By the time the dust settled, the bill passed the committee by a 33-21 vote, with four Democrats – Reps. Bishop (GA), Caraveo (COLORADO), Davis (KANSAS) and Sorensen (IL) – joining all of the committee Republicans to advance the bill to a House floor vote.

“Critics have wasted a lot of breath telling me what can’t be done, and last night the House Committee on Agriculture proved them wrong,” said Committee Chairman GT Thompson (R-Penn) in a statement following the hearing. “I want to commend Reps. Caraveo, Davis, Sorensen, and Bishop for their willingness to see through the hyperbolic partisan rhetoric and help advance the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024.”

The House’s $1.5 trillion Farm Bill spans 677 pages and covers various programs, including nutrition assistance and conservation efforts.

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