House Farm Bill goes for round two

House Farm Bill goes for round two

Speaker Paul Ryan set a deadline of June 22 for the House to reconsider the bill.

May 31, 2018
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After what House Speaker Paul Ryan (R, WI) called the “regrettable” defeat of the House Farm Bill, Ryan and his team tucked into the floor rule for an unrelated bill a deadline of June 22 for the full chamber to “reconsider” its vote on the omnibus farm program legislation. Reconsideration allows for the bill to be brought back to the floor and re-voted, and the original deadline was May 22.

It now appears the Senate’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill will be released just prior to a tentatively scheduled June 6 markup, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) told his caucus members to expect up to three weeks of floor time on whatever the Senate Agriculture Committee finally hammers together during markup.

Read more from the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (PDF).

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