Farm Bill Clears Senate Hurdle
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Jun 6, 2013 04:49 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- In a strong showing of support, the U.S. Senate voted 75-22 on Thursday morning to close off debate on amendments to the farm bill and move ahead to final debate on the legislation and one more vote likely on Monday to send the bill to the House.

Thursday's cloture vote allowed leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee to avoid other possible changes to the legislation and broke the gridlock over just how many amendments warranted debate. Twenty-two Republicans joined 53 Democrats in voting for the bill. All 22 votes opposing the cloture vote were Republicans.

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