Club For Growth Urges ‘No’ Vote On Farm Bill Agreement

January 28, 2014 10:20 a.m.

The Club for Growth is urging lawmakers to vote “no” on a five-year farm bill proposal.

The first vote on the proposal is expected later in the week.

The conservative group issued a key vote a key vote alert on Tuesday urging lawmakers to vote no on the conference report of the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act. In the group’s warning to lawmakers, Club for Growth Vice President of Government Affairs Andy Roth argued that the ” 949-page bill is yet another bloated proposal that House and Senate leaders are rushing through Congress without giving members and the public enough time to read and understand the bill.”

Roth continued that the bill is an “unholy marriage of agricultural subsidies and food stamps — two completely separate issues.”

Instead, the Club for Growth would like to see legislation that would “devolve the food stamp program to the states and eventually eliminate federal agricultural subsidies.”

The new farm proposal effectively rolls back more severe cuts to food stamp programs that were originally in the bill. The agreement was announced by the Senate Agriculture Committee and its House counterpart on Tuesday.

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