The Hagstrom Report

Agriculture News As It Happens


Senate to interrupt immigration debate to vote on farm bill

The Senate will vote on final passage of the farm bill (S. 954) today about 5:30 p.m.

The vote on final passage will follow a half hour of debate on an amendment (#998) on Internet projects in rural areas sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and a vote on that amendment, which is expected to be by voice.

The Senate came into session at 2 p.m. Following remarks by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who confirmed the schedule, the Senate resumed the debate begun Friday on consideration of a motion to proceed to S.744, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, until 5 p.m.

After the debate on the Leahy amendment and votes on the farm bill this evening, the Senate will return to the immigration bill debate.