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The Senate began considering a $955 billion five-year farm bill this week. It's unclear if the Senate can complete work on the bill this week. Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidRyan says Trump, GOP 'in complete sync' on ObamaCare Congress has a mandate to repeal ObamaCare Keith Ellison picks ex-DNC Latino as press secretary MORE (D-Nev.) has said that the Senate will transition to the comprehensive immigration reform bill once it's out of committee even if the Senate hasn't passed the farm bill.
S. 954 would cut more than $23 billion from current spending levels over 10 years. It includes $4 billion worth of cuts to food stamps, which has led to some Democratic opposition.
Last year’s farm bill passed on a bipartisan 64-35 vote, but the House failed to take up their own farm bill.
This year the House has a $940 billion farm bill that cuts spending by $39.7 billion over 10 years — $20.5 billion are cuts to food stamps. The House bill likely won’t get a floor vote until June.
The White House has said it supports the Senate farm bill.