Farm bill easily clears procedural hurdle in Senate

In a procedural vote, senators indicated strong support on Monday for the bipartisan farm bill written by Senate Agriculture Committee leaders, voting 89-3 to open debate on the $87-billion-a-year legislation that makes few changes to food stamps or farm subsidies. The Senate bill stands in stark contrast to the House Republican-written welfare-reform-in-a-farm-bill legislation, which would… » Read More

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