Government
2:35 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

House, Senate begin work to resolve differences on farm bill

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says the farm bill, defense spending, and the budget are all up for discussion this week.

Fischer says a Conference Committee is expected to meet starting Wednesday to work out differences in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill.

"It’s encouraging that we’re finally seeing the House and the Senate conference on this bill, and I am hopeful that we’re going to get something passed. We all know that we need to get a farm bill passed, it’s important to the economy of the state of Nebraska."

The farm bill expired September 30th. Prior to that, the House and Senate passed very different versions of the legislation.

Fischer’s comments came Wednesday during her weekly conference call with Nebraska media.