July 18, 2013 06:06 PM
Senate requests conference on Farm bill
By consent, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of Calendar #136, H.R.2642
, all after the enacting clause was stricken and the text of S.954
, Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013, as passed by the Senate, was inserted in lieu thereof. H.R.2642
, as amended, was read a third time and passed. The Senate insists on its amendment and requests a conference with the House on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses. The Chair is authorized to appoint conferees with a ratio of 7:5 on the part of the Senate.