June 5, 2018 / 6:47 PM / 18 days ago

U.S. Senate leader points to farm bill vote around July 4

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Tuesday the chamber would likely take up a massive farm bill around the July 4 holiday.

“In the short term, we’re going to turn to a defense authorization bill and the farm bill before, the one week around July 4th,” Senator Mitch McConnell told reporters as he discussed the Senate’s agenda. (Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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