FarmPolicy

April 17, 2014

Cloture Vote Today

Categories: Doha / Trade /Farm Bill

Speaking yesterday morning on the Senate floor, Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) explained the importance of today’s Senate vote regarding cloture and the 2007 Farm Bill.

To listen to Chairman Harkin’s explanation, just click here (MP3- about four minutes).

Meanwhile, DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom provided a background outline of events (link requires subscription) leading up to today’s cloture vote in an article from yesterday morning.

In part, Mr. Hagstrom explained that, “Saying he was frustrated by Republican unwillingness to agree to an amendment package on the farm bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., late Wednesday filed a cloture motion an aide said would require a full Senate vote Friday morning on whether to proceed on the bill.

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