At Last, Congress Overhauls Its Awful Sexual Harassment Policy

At Last, Congress Overhauls Its Awful Sexual Harassment Policy

Thune also hoped to include the work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, but that including those provisions would have prevented the bill from being passed in the Senate.

Today marks another key and pivotal win in favor of cannabis market expansion and, as a result, could create a favorable climate for pot stocks; especially those dealing with CBD products. It also increases farming loan programs, which allow crops to be used as collateral.

"I've worked on a lot of other stuff - tax bills, trade, transportation, highways, railroads, safety issues, things like that", Thune said, "but when it comes to our state's No. 1 industry, you can not underestimate the impact that a prosperous and profitable ag economy has on our state economy".

Still, the bill has faced criticism, including from conservative Republicans. Sen.

Trump has 10 days to sign or veto the $867 billion bill; his signature is considered nearly certain as Congress scrambles to finish its work before this session ends December 21.

"The farm bill is basically a safety net to help protect products when there are droughts, when there's really low prices, things that they don't have control over", says Ellis County Agriculture Extension Agent Stacy Campbell.

The legislation will now head to the House, where it is also expected to pass, after lawmakers worked out a House-Senate compromise earlier this month.

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The bill, which is more than 800 pages long, has the support of the Arizona Farm Bureau. "That was not supported broadly by the body across the building, and we made the compromise necessary to get us to this place".

The full text of the farm bill was released Monday night.

"I want to thank Senator Pat Roberts, who has been a mentor to me throughout this process and who has now seen through eight Farm Bills, as well as Chairman Conaway for his leadership and guidance".

House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday to overhaul congressional regulations governing sexual harassment, clearing the way for a vote on the measure in both chambers over the next two weeks, before Congress adjourns for the year.

Heitkamp said the final bill mirrors the Senate's version "with a few minor tweaks".

The bill found a champion in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who cheered the inclusion of a provision that would make hemp a legal agricultural commodity, a boon to some farmers in his home state. Tim Walz, Minnesota's Democratic governor-elect and member of the House Agriculture Committee, did not vote, nor did U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, the state's Democratic attorney general-elect.

"This is a Farm Bill that will provide certainty to the nation's struggling farmers; maintain food security for millions of American families; provide for cleaner waterways, better soils, protected open space, healthier forests, and the preservation of family farms; make our drinking water safer; and give communities across rural America a much needed economic boost", Leahy said. A representative for Noem said she plans to issue a comment following the House's vote Wednesday.

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