House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorTop Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term A tyranny of the minority is raising your health care costs MORE (R-Va.) told a group of Republican committee chairmen Monday night that their votes against last month's failed farm bill were "unacceptable," according to a report in the National Review.

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Of the Republican votes against the bill, seven were from committee chairmen, including Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administration After Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problem Pence: Praying 'takes nothing away' from trying to figure out causes behind mass shooting MORE (R-Wis.).

According to the report, Cantor told the chairmen that leadership was more likely to usher their bills to the floor if they remained loyal on key votes.

Cantor's anger — reportedly triggered by a sense of betrayal after leadership supported the chairmen's amendments on the $939 billion package — was a sign that some Republican leaders were surprised by how their colleagues voted in the 234-195 defeat.

At the time, Cantor laid blame for the farm bill's failure at the feet of congressional Democrats, saying the other side failed to deliver the promised votes on the bill.

"I'm extremely disappointed that Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leadership have at the last minute chosen to derail years of bipartisan work on the farm bill and related reforms," Cantor said after the vote, adding, "Democrats shamefully chose politics over progress and meaningful reform."

Following the bill's failure last month, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mocked the effort by the Republican leadership as "amateur hour."

"It's silly. It's sad. It's juvenile. It's unprofessional. It's amateur hour," she said.

Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerThe two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery One year later, neither party can get past last year's election White House strikes back at Bushes over legacy MORE (R-Ohio) has not yet decided how to proceed with the massive legislation. While Cantor reportedly prefers splitting the legislation into separate farm spending and food stamp bills, Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) has advocated bringing back the same bill with small tweaks.