July 29, 2018

House votes to conference farm bill and names conferees

A recent article in Politico discusses the 47 members appointed to the farm bill conference committee. 

The House voted by unanimous consent to go to conference with the Senate on a new farm bill. Lawmakers are looking to negotiate a compromise on legislation to authorize a number of farm, agricultural and food programs that are set to expire at the end of September. House Leadership appointed dozens of lawmakers to the farm bill conference committee after the chamber agreed to head to conference. The Senate still has to vote on a motion to go to conference as well as name its conferees, and Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has said that may happen as soon as this week. These actions were among the last hurdles to formally kicking off negotiations between the House and Senate to reconcile their respective versions of the agriculture and nutrition measure.

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