Farm bill prospects in US House clouded by immigration debate

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Former Agriculture Committee chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), who saw his own farm bill hijacked on the House floor in 2013, said he thought linking the bill to immigration wouldn't be a good way to pass the legislation. We're not sure what that deal would look like, since Republicans have whiffed on immigration for almost a decade.

"I've already told them we're going to vote on Goodlatte, so I don't understand the difficulty here", McCarthy told reporters as he left a meeting of GOP leadership Thursday afternoon, referring to the hardline bill led by Virginia Rep.

Since the Republican leadership in the House has refused to bring any bills to the floor to solve the problem created by President Donald Trump's attempts to eliminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections, a group of House Republicans launched an effort last week to circumvent them. But any deal would have to be a White House-backed effort, and would have to be a middle-of-the-road compromise since Ryan says he wants any bill he puts on the floor to get signed into law.

Home Republican leaders have labored for months to advance the Goodlatte invoice, however concede they're far wanting 218 Republican votes wanted to ship it to the Senate.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, meanwhile, is cheering for the discharge petition to succeed.

"That's why we met with the president, to advance a strategy that addresses the issues that our members have, the concerns they have, but doing it in a way where we actually have a process that can get a presidential signature, and not a presidential veto", Ryan said.

Ryan acknowledged that members of the GOP majority "fall into completely different camps" on immigration - however he stated they need an answer on DACA and border safety. "Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla.", in addition to the "USA Act of 2018", fronted by Reps.

"We don't like discharge petitions".

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Under Queen of the Hill rules, if more than one alternative obtains a majority, the victor is the one that receives the greatest number of votes.

For months, Ryan has warned his colleagues against advancing a measure he thinks President Trump would veto.

The sugar amendment's failure should ease passage of the overall farm bill in the House, where Democrats oppose it for changes it would make to nutrition assistance programs.

Goodlatte's proposal would have just three-year renewals of permits like those under DACA, which protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, with no path to citizenship for those immigrants in exchange for a host of aggressive anti-illegal immigration measures as well as steep cuts to legal immigration.

Moderate Republicans on Wednesday were a handful of GOP petition signatures away from forcing a vote on four competing proposals to enhance border security and protect some young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The conservatives represent crucial bloc of votes for the farm bill, .

With farm subsidy programs expiring at the end of September, the Freedom Caucus believes the farm bill is the only must-pass piece of legislation they can use to extract concessions on immigration, which they believe is a related issue to the farm bill anyway.

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