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Freedom Caucus sinks farm bill

4 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The House Freedom Caucus on Friday sank a conservative farm bill over an immigration dispute with GOP leadership, killing a bill that included President Donald Trump's push to impose work requirements on food stamp recipients. The bill went down on party lines, 198-213, after leaders feverishly tried to flip conservative votes on the floor, even leaving the vote open for a time to try to change opponents minds. It is a huge blow to the farm lobby and House Speaker Paul Ryan's welfare reform agenda.
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