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Another Farm Bill Trouble Spot: Ex-Prisoners Growing Hemp The conference committee met Wednesday morning ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline

Sep 5, 2018...Advocates for criminal justice reform hope to convince lawmakers to reject a provision by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate farm bill that would deny people with drug felony convictions the chance to be hemp farmers.

Road Ahead: The House Is Back, Looking for Deals on Spending and Farm Bill Lawmakers return with hearings headlined by Supreme Court nomination, social media

Sep 4, 2018...Most of the cameras will be focused on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, but he’s far from the only attraction this week on Capitol Hill.

House Set to Start Farm Bill Talks With Senate Before Recess Senate version does not include new work requirements

Jul 17, 2018...The House is expected to trigger farm bill negotiations Wednesday, raising the House Agriculture Committee chairman’s hopes that public pressure in support of expanded work requirements for food stamp recipients could help move Senate negotiators toward accepting the House legislation.

Senate and House to Negotiate on Farm Bill After Recess Senators overwhelmingly passed their farm bill Thursday

Jun 29, 2018...The Senate passed its farm bill Thursday by a vote of 86-11, after rejecting a proposal that would have reduced food stamp benefits for able-bodied adults.

Podcast: Two Senators on How They Got a Bipartisan Farm Bill CQ on Congress, Episode 111

Jul 13, 2018..."I'm all for principles, but I'm not an ideologue," says Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas in explaining why he wrote a farm bill that doesn't add new work requirements to the food stamps program. He and the Agriculture panel's ranking Democrat, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, explain their bipartisan approach as they prepare for a fight with the House conservatives pushing the food stamp changes.

McConnell Hopeful Farm Bill Conference Report Ready for Vote After Labor Day Treatment of work requirements under SNAP an issue

Jul 31, 2018...The Senate agreed by voice vote Tuesday to go conference with the House to negotiate a new version of the farm bill before the current legislation expires, even if that means working through the summer recess.

Corker Adds Wrinkle to Farm Bill as He Pushes Back on Trump’s Tariffs Agriculture is the ‘No. 1 target’ of foreign retaliation, GOP senator says

Jun 27, 2018...The Senate could begin action Wednesday on dozens of farm bill amendments, including Sen. Bob Corker’s proposal for congressional approval of import tariffs and Sen. John Kennedy’s effort to extend the expiring National Flood Insurance Program.

House GOP Farm Bill Passes; Compromise With Senate Next Senate bill expected on the floor next week

Jun 21, 2018...The House on Thursday passed, 213-211, the Republican-written farm bill that seeks to restructure the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a month after a stinging defeat when the legislation became embroiled in an unrelated battle over immigration legislation.

Fight Over Food Stamps Among Big Hurdles Facing Farm Bill As a fall deadline looms, Congress keeps stewing and squabbling

Jun 19, 2018...If everything goes according to plan this month, House leaders will round up the necessary Republican votes to pass the chamber’s 2018 farm bill after an unexpected defeat on the floor put the legislation on hold.

Republican Divide, Mistrust Dooms Farm Bill in House Failure is major blow to House Republican leaders

May 18, 2018...Updated 5:20 p.m. | The farm bill’s defeat Friday wasn’t the outcome House Republican leadership was expecting.