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OPINION: FEDERAL FARM BILL COULD DO MORE FOR ANIMALS THAN ANY LEGISLATION IN RECENT HISTORY
For people who support the humane treatment of animals, including those that end up on America’s dinner plates, passage this week of the farm bill would be a gift befitting the season — and a grand bipartisan gesture to close out the year.
The Senate sent an earlier version of the bill, now expected to cost taxpayers $867 billion over 10 years, back to the House with amendments in June. Now that lawmakers have reached agreement, the bill is expected to reach a floor vote this week and travel to the White House for the president’s signature.
Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-farm-bill-could-do-more-for-animals-than-any-legislation-in-recent-history/2018/12/11/7757bbce-fd87-11e8-862a-b6a6f3ce8199_story.html?utm_term=.4ea77f2725fe&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1
UPDATE as of 12/12/18: the House passed the farm bill and sent it to President Trump for his signature.