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House Unveils $1.5 Trillion Farm Bill after Long Delay

The legislation is one of the few must-pass bills left for Congress this year.

Photo: he massive $1.5 trillion legislative package, which Rep. Glenn Thompson (center) plans to formally unveil later today, is still likely to draw some Democratic votes when the House Agriculture Committee holds a markup next week. | Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

 

House Agriculture Chair G.T. Thompson’s long-awaited farm bill significantly boosts farm safety net programs but crosses two of Democratic leaders’ red lines, setting up a showdown with the Senate over the must-pass legislation.

The massive $1.5 trillion legislative package, which Thompson (R-Pa.) unveiled Friday, is still likely to draw some Democratic votes when the House Agriculture Committee holds a markup next week.

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