Following days of debate last week, the House failed to pass a new farm bill 198-213
, with 17 Members not voting. Every Democrat voted against the bill, citing their objection to new work requirements for food stamps. The bill was also opposed by 30 Republican Freedom Caucus Members that are using the farm bill as leverage to force legislative action on immigration. House Leadership has announced a vote on an immigration bill and a second attempt to pass the farm bill the third week of June.