UPDATE: Senate Farm Bill Vote to Take Place Tuesday

Author: Kristy

FEBRUARY 3, 2014
By: Jen Russell, Managing Editor
Capitol Senate

The Senate agreed tonight to end debate and move ahead with the farm bill. A final vote is scheduled for Tuesday.
The U.S. Senate agreed to move ahead with consideration of the farm bill this evening, clearing the way for a final vote on Tuesday. Cloture was invoked with a 72-22 vote.

The vote on final passage of the bill is expected around 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had filed cloture on the conference committee farm bill last Thursday, and scheduled a vote to end the debate at 5:30 p.m. Monday. At least 60 senators had to agree to end the debate in order for the the bill to move ahead to a final vote.

“The Senate has twice passed the farm bill with overwhelming bipartisan support,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. “I have no doubt we’ll do it again, and show that it is possible to do something to reduce the deficit and boost the economy when people work across the aisle.” READ MORE

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