Senate To Vote On Farm Bill Next Week


Early reports that the U.S. Senate would take up the farm bill this week appear to have been premature.  The Senate will vote on the farm bill conference report next week. The Office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced he filed cloture on the bill. The cloture vote will be held Monday evening. As long as 60 Senators vote to end debate – there will be 20 minutes for final debate and closing statements Tuesday afternoon – immediately followed by the vote. If the Senate approves the bill as expected – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has signaled President Obama will sign it.