January 20, 2020

House Appropriations; Policy Issues; Ag Economy; and Regulations

House Appropriations- Nutrition Issues

DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “Further House consideration of the fiscal year 2015 Agriculture appropriations bill has been postponed until at least the week of June 23 because House Republicans are so involved in selecting new leaders, but the Senate will take up its version of the bill next week.”

The DTN article indicated that, “The House voted on some amendments to the Agriculture bill on Wednesday, but then stopped action on it.

“Democrats in the House are expected to propose an amendment to strike a provision that would require the Agriculture Department to grant a waiver from healthier meal rules to any school that says it has been losing money in its lunch program for six months.”

Ag Appropriations Subcommittee ranking member Sam Farr (D., Calif.) tweeted yesterday that, “‪@HouseGOP pushing Ag Approps bill back means ‪#healthy school meals stays in place for now. Still work to do though. ‪#SaveSchoolLunch