With another government funding deadline looming a month from now, Senate Republicans want to advance a fiscal 2020 domestic spending package as soon as this week that would include funding for departments and agencies critical to agriculture and the food industry. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has teed up votes on a pair of FY20 spending packages, one of which is expected to include the Senate version of the Agriculture and Interior-Environment bills, which would fund the Agriculture Department, Food and Drug Administration, Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Senate passage of the package will allow the House and Senate to negotiate a final version of the measures. Read more
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