House, Senate Have Reached Agreement On Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

House, Senate Have Reached Agreement On Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation

The lower chamber approved the bill by a 369-47 vote, following the Senate's approval of the legislation by a 87-13 vote on Tuesday.

The compromise also legalizes hemp production, which, according to CNBC, could balloon to a $20 billion industry by 2022.

It was narrowly passed after some backlash, 206-203. The compromise also increases acreage in the Conservation Reserve Program and includes an act sponsored by Sen. She said it "rebuffs numerous purely partisan provisions in the House version".

Sen. Roy Blunt conducts a news conference after the Republican Senate Policy luncheon in the Capitol, Jan. 9, 2018.


The long-negotiated bill will provide more than eight hundred billion dollars of funding based on a variety of agricultural subjects. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, one of two farmers in the Senate and a member of the agriculture committee, said he would vote against the package over its expansion of federal subsidies to more distant relatives of farmers, such as their cousins, nephews and nieces.

The Farm Bill has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, which is good news for Kentucky's hemp farmers. "The commodities that we raise and grow in South Dakota, whether that's corn, soybeans, wheat, livestock, we're always in competition with the rice and cotton and peanut growers in the south about how resources get allocated, which programs get adopted in the farm bill".

The full text of the farm bill was released Monday night. John Kennedy (R-La.) said in a statement provided to LifeZette.

North Central Florida Congressman Neal Dunn released a statement following the passing of the bill including: "While not flawless, the 2018 farm bill gives certainty to our farmers, foresters, and ranchers at a time when many producers are struggling". Thune said the bill heavily emphasizes crop insurance.


"What Kansans tell me over and over is the importance of crop insurance and we've seen farm bills that have been pretty damaging to crop insurance", Kansas Senator Jerry Moran says. Tim Walz, Minnesota's Democratic governor-elect and member of the House Agriculture Committee, did not vote, nor did U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the state's Democratic attorney general-elect.

For instance, Thune said he heard complaints from farmers about the way Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) payments are calculated; under the provisions of the new bill, payments would be determined by farmland's physical location, rather than the current administrative, county-determined method.

"This is a Farm Bill that will provide certainty to the nation's struggling farmers; maintain food security for millions of American families; provide for cleaner waterways, better soils, protected open space, healthier forests, and the preservation of family farms; make our drinking water safer; and give communities across rural America a much needed economic boost", Leahy said. Amy Klobuchar, who spearheaded the Senate version of the agreement, said the Senate vote could take place as early as Wednesday evening, though it's more likely to be Thursday.


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