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Dates set for Appropriations markups

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee markup on the fiscal year 2012 Agriculture appropriations bill will be held on May 24, and the full Appropriations Committee markup will be May 31, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., announced today.

Rogers also announced the spending limit on discretionary programs will be $17.25 billion, compared to $19.92 billion enacted in April for fiscal year 2011 and an Obama administration proposal of $22.29 billion.