At least eight of the 24 House Democrats who voted for last month's farm bill are expected to vote against the new measure on Thursday.

The rejection of the revamped House GOP bill means that Republicans will have to carry the bill to passage mostly, if not entirely, on their own.

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Even though the conservative Club for Growth opposes the new farm legislation, it appears to have the votes to pass.

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashTrump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote MORE (R-Mich.) told The Hill he will vote no but said he believes it will have the votes to clear the lower chamber.

Republicans must minimize defections. If every member votes and all Democrats vote no, GOP leaders can only afford 16 defections.

In June, the first version of the farm bill to hit the House floor failed 195-234. Twenty-four Democrats voted yes while 62 Republicans voted no.

Since then, House Republicans have chopped up the measure, stripping food stamp provisions from the bill.

Democratic Reps. Jim Costa (Calif.), Henry Cuellar (Texas), William Enyart (Ill.), John GaramendiJohn Raymond GaramendiThis week: Congress returns to chaotic Washington Trump labels Tlaib 'a despicable human being' Tlaib says Democrats have discussed detaining White House officials who don't testify MORE (Calif.), Joe GarciaJose (Joe) Antonio GarciaOvernight Defense: Biden honors McCain at Phoenix memorial service | US considers sending captured ISIS fighters to Gitmo and Iraq | Senators press Trump on ending Yemen civil war Biden pays tribute to McCain at emotional memorial service Mueller indictments: Congressional candidate asked Russian operatives for info on opponent MORE (Fla.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.) and Tim Walz (Minn.) voted yes in June. But all eight are planning to vote no or are leaning no this time.

Other Democrats surveyed by The Hill did not comment.