US House Passes Farm Bill Extension, Senate Won't
(KFEQ)--The US House Thursday afternoon passed a deal to extend current farm legislation once again, to prevent permanent law to take over starting next year.
The deal would give lawmakers until the end of January to come up with a deal to reform the farm bill.
However, it won't get much further.
“Let them vote on it. We’re not going to do it," Senate Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters.
Earlier this week Rep. Collin Perterson, part of the conference committee, said an extension was not necessary and that the negotiators were close to a deal that could get a vote once Congress returns in early January, just before permanent law would take over.
Farm policy leaders have said though, no farm bill until next year.