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Senate Ag leaders expect farm bill to move forward

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Senate Agriculture committee ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kan. and Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., discuss the farm bill on C-SPAN'S "Newsmakers" show.
The interview, which may be viewed online now, will be aired Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said Friday they do not believe Republican senators will stop consideration of the farm bill.

In an interview for C-SPAN’s Newsmakers show, taped Friday with Jerry Hagstrom of The Hagstrom Report and Jim Abrams of the Associated Press, Roberts said he does not believe there will be an “axis” between fiscal conservatives who voted against a motion to proceed and southern senators who are dissatisfied with the commodity title.

Stabenow said she believed that if such a coalition were to be formed it would have happened before Thursday's vote on the motion to proceed, which won the support of 90 senators.

Stabenow and Roberts said they will meet Monday to try to decide how to proceed on the more than 80 amendments that have been filed. (See Friday's edition of The Hagstrom Report.)

The interview will be broadcast Sunday on C-SPAN at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EDT, and may be viewed online now at the link below.