Eleven of the 29 Republicans on the House Agriculture Committee voted against the government funding bill that includes a one-year extension of the 2018 farm law, House records show. The extension would give the Senate and House Agriculture committees more time to write the next farm bill.
Committee members, including Reps. Mike Bost of Illinois, Tracey Mann of Kansas, and Brad Finstad of Minnesota, said they voted against the short-term funding bill as a protest against overspending. “We cannot afford to pass another continuing resolution, which just enables more of the same reckless government waste that got our country into this financial mess in the first place,” said Mann.
Besides Bost, Mann, and Finstad, Republican committee members voting against the bill were Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee, Trent Kelly of Mississippi, Mary Miller of Illinois, Barry Moore of Alabama, Kat Cammack of Florida, John Rose of Tennessee, Mark Alford of Missouri, and Max Miller of Ohio.
The House passed the funding bill on a 336-95 roll call on Tuesday evening.