Farm Bill: Senate Process
Meredith Shiner reported last night at Roll Call Online that, “While there might be some glimmer of hope for approval of a bipartisan farm bill, it was hard to see the light today as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filled the amendment tree on the sweeping legislation and moved on to another issue.
“The managers of the bill, Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and ranking member Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), came to the floor after Reid announced he would be proceeding to flood insurance legislation. They reiterated their dedication to completing the bill and weeding through the many amendments that others are hoping to attach to it.”
(Note that remarks yesterday evening by Chairwoman Stabenow on the Farm Bill process moving forward, including remarks on amendments, can be heard here, (MP3- 4:55)).