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House Ag passes reconciliation measure

The House Agriculture Committee today passed a reconciliation measure that would cut federal nutrition spending by $33 billion over 10 years, and forwarded it to the House Budget Committee.

The vote was by voice.

Debate was heated along party lines, but House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., stressed that the measure is highly unlikely to become law because the Senate does not plan to take up a budget resolution.

The measure did, however, display the lines of debate over nutrition spending that may come up in formal consideration of the farm bill.

Detailed analysis will follow.