WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar said on Tuesday that the U.S. Senate expects to finish a bipartisan farm bill sometime in June.
The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on a bill supported only by Republicans due to last-minute changes to nutrition assistance programs. The bill prepared by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, of which Klobuchar is a member, is expected to have support from both parties, she said. Both chambers are controlled by Republicans.
“I know that the House Farm Bill has become very partisan, we don’t see a sign of that in the Senate,” Klobuchar told reporters.
Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Leslie Adler