Ag Appropriations Bill Still Delayed In House of Representatives

Current House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has announced the House will take up the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill and bill reauthorizing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday – but there’s still no word on when floor action will begin again on the ag appropriations bill. House Republicans will hold an election Thursday for a new majority leader.  It’s expected House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy will win – which would call for an election for a new majority whip.
The Senate will begin considering the ag appropriations bill today (Tuesday) – along with the Fiscal Year 2015 Commerce Justice State bill and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill. A Senate aide has said consideration is expected to take at least a week.