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Cantor says farm bill will come to House floor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said this afternoon that he expects the House to vote on a five-year farm bill next week, The Hill reported.

The announcement came after a whip count of members was strong enough to give the bill a good shot at passage, the Hill said. A well-placed source said the bill’s sponsors were within 10 votes of the 218 needed, the Hill added.

“Chairman Frank Lucas and members of the Agriculture Committee have all worked very hard to produce a five-year farm bill with strong reforms, and I look forward to a full debate on the floor,” Cantor said.