The House of Representatives passed the farm bill by a vote of 369-47 today, sending the bill to President Trump to sign.
President Trump has previously indicated he will sign the bill. However, timing is unclear.
“It is fitting that the House today considers the farm bill because 28 years ago, another proud Texan — President George H.W. Bush — signed the 1990 Farm Bill into law,” said House Chairman Mike Conaway prior to the vote. “And, for the first time since 1990, Congress is poised to pass a new farm bill in the same year that the legislation was first introduced.”
The five-year legislation largely continues current farm and nutrition policy and is projected to cost $867 billion over a decade. Trump must sign it into law before the end of the month. Conaway said after the vote that he believes Trump will sign the measure next week.
The bill also legalizes industrial hemp, a provision championed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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