September 18, 2019

Slow Progress on the Farm Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported yesterday that, “The Senate must pass its $286 billion farm bill this week or wait until next year to vote on the package, which would protect farm revenue and expand food stamp benefits, Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Tuesday.

“‘I’m beginning to feel my doubts … that we can do a farm bill,’ Reid said, because of a week-old stalemate on the bill. In a possible breakthrough, senior Democrats and Republicans met to winnow amendments into a small list for debate.”