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Farm Bill Vote in Committee Before Memorial Day, Says House Ag Chairman

After repeated delays, House Agriculture chairman Glenn Thompson said on Tuesday that his committee, “without a doubt, will mark up a farm bill before Memorial Day.” Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee plan to release a farm bill framework soon after the House panel acts, but Senate Agriculture chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat, cautioned, “We haven’t set an exact timeline” to move the bill.
Farm bill leaders said they were working earnestly to pass legislation this year — the new farm bill is six months overdue already — notwithstanding impasses on crop subsidies, climate funding, and SNAP cuts. “I see a path to do that,” said Stabenow. “We’ll move when I know we can get this done.”
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