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By Tim Leeds 

Senate passes Farm Bill

Conference will have to be held to reconcile Senate and House versions

 

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.

by Tim Leeds

The U.S. Senate passed a Farm Bill Thursday on an 86-11 vote, with multiple groups praising the bill and the support of both Montana senators.

The bill now will have to be reconciled with the House version of the bill, which narrowly passed on a second try June 21 with Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., one of the 213 representatives voting for it.

The bill had 211 voting against it. No Democrats voted for the bill.

It failed on a 198 to 213 vote May 18 with Gianforte voting for it.

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., who sits on the Senate agriculture committee that crafted and pass...



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