Club for Growth warns members against farm bill discharge petition

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Club for Growth argues that the bill "authorizes a whopping 60 percent increase in spending over the 2008 bill, it creates new entitlement programs that could prove extra costly to taxpayers, and it does nothing to reform the food stamp program."

The House farm bill does cut $16 billion from food stamps — enough to anger House Democrats — but falls short of the House-passed 2013 budget that would block-grant the entire program to the states to get $130 billion in savings. 

Pressure on members was already apparent last week. On Friday, Reps. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) withdrew their support for the discharge petition, which was submitted by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa).