House Majority Leader Eric CantorEric CantorIf we want to make immigration great again, let's make it bipartisan Top Lobbyists 2017: Hired Guns GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling to retire after end of current term 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 Davis RyanDem: Ex-lawmaker tried to pin me to elevator door and kiss me Two months later: Puerto Rico doesn’t have power, education or economy running again On Capitol Hill, few name names on sexual harassment 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 BoehnerTrump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The 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 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.