Congress to discuss next aid package, spending bills
July 20, 2020 By Larry Lee Filed Under: 2020 Events, Ag economy, Ag Policy, COVID-19, Livestock, News, USDA
plans to discuss spending proposals important to farmers. Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts told
Agri-Pulse his staff is working with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Ag
Secretary Sonny Perdue on a bill for additional COVID-19 relief and that there is a
“double-digit number” of new ideas for the livestock sector being considered
for the next relief package. Some
Senators are also working to expand USDA’s authority under the Commodity Credit
The House will start debate on appropriations bills for
fiscal year 2021, which starts October 1st. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she expects to
pass four bills that would fund USDA and four other agencies.
The House Ag Committee will have a hearing Tuesday afternoon as an overview of the Farmers to families Food Box Program. The House also has a Select Committee on the Coronavirus Committee hearing Tuesday. The Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee will discuss U.S-China economic competition Wednesday.
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