House Appropriations Approves Bill For 2018 Department Of Agriculture |

House Appropriations approves bill for 2018 Department of Agriculture |

The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for the Agriculture Department and related agencies on a voice vote on July 12.
The vote followed lengthy debates about non-core functions of the bill.
The bill totals $20 billion in discretionary funding, which is $876 million lower than the fiscal year 2017 enacted level and $4.64 billion above the president’s budget request. The overall total for both discretionary and mandatory programs is $144.9 billion.
It is unclear whether the bill will be considered as a stand-alone measure on the House floor or whether it will be incorporated into an omnibus or one of several “minibuses” …

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