Senate passes farm bill, moves to conference under veto threat

Senate passes farm bill, moves to conference under veto threat

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The Senate on Friday voted 79-14 to pass a version of the 2007 Farm Bill the White House has already threatened to veto, sending the legislation to the House-Senate conference committee to hash out differences and agree on a bill that the White House will sign.

“This legislation is fundamentally flawed. Unless the House and Senate can come together and craft a measure that contains real reform, we are no closer to a good farm bill than we were before today’s passage,” Acting Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner said in a statement.

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