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A formal conference committee between the House and Senate to resolve differences between the two chambers on the Farm Bill is on hold as House Republican leaders continue to strategize that chamber’s next steps on the bill’s nutrition title.
With less than two weeks before Congress begins its August recess, House leaders have yet to unveil separate legislation dealing with the Farm Bill’s nutrition programs. While it would be possible to begin a conference without the House addressing the nutrition programs, it has been widely expected that House leaders would attempt to address those programs before appointing conferees.