News Date: 09/06/2011
The Senate Appropriations Committee is set to mark up the FY2012 agriculture spending bill this Wednesday, September 7. Along with this bill, the Committee will mark up the energy-water and homeland security spending bills. The agriculture spending legislation was taken directly to the full committee without consideration by the subcommittee, which has happened in previous years.
The House has already passed its version of an FY2012 agriculture spending bill. The Senate version is expected to be quite different. Congress has until September 30th, the end of FY2011, to pass 12 total appropriations bills, including agriculture. Appropriations staff suggest that a continuing resolution is likely, given the congressional schedule and the likelihood that not all 12 appropriations bills will be passed before September 30th. (Contact: Farm Policy Staff)
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