U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spat

U.S. House defeats farm bill sugar amendment amid Republican immigration spat

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By Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a sugar amendment to the sweeping farm bill, bolstering the likelihood the House could approve it this week if a Republican standoff over immigration is resolved. The amendment to the $867 billion bill to limit price supports for domestic sugar production offered by Republican Representative Virginia Foxx was defeated in a 278-to-137 vote. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and Representative Collin Peterson, the top Democrat on the panel, both opposed the measure.