Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas supports Farm Bill split

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 7/9/2013

House Agriculture Chairman Frank D. Lucas said Tuesday morning that he would support splitting the farm bill — as long as it can pass the House.

“I’m willing to do what it takes to get a farm bill done,” Lucas said as he exited a Republican Conference meeting Tuesday morning. “If that means doing it unconventionally, maybe we got to give it a try.”

Asked whether it was fair to say he supports splitting the farm bill, the Oklahoma Republican replied: “It’s fair to say that Chairman Lucas is at a point where he has got to look outside the box, and splitting the farm bill is certainly outside the traditional box.”

Whether the House splits food stamps off of the farm bill has been the subject of intense speculation. Many conservatives demanded far deeper cuts to food stamps than the House bill included.


Source: Roll Call