October 19, 2019

Farm Bill and Supercommittee Issues

Categories: Budget /Farm Bill

Farm Bill

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Congress gave final approval Thursday to a $182 billion domestic spending bill which marks a first down payment toward the August debt accords and rare return to some semblance of regular order for the tattered appropriations process.

“The action came as House-Senate farm bill negotiators signaled they were near agreement on a five-year plan that will meet deficit-reduction targets and can be added to whatever budget package is reported from the joint supercommittee next week.

“‘I think we will be wrapping things up today,’ Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee told POLITICO. ‘We’re not ready to give details, but I think we actually have something that is very fair for all regions.’”