On September 7th, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported the Fiscal Year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The bill provides substantially more funding for rural housing programs than the House and much more than the President’s budget.
“With the end of the fiscal year only three weeks away, Congress will soon pass a continuing resolution that will run through the fall. Sometime late in the calendar year both Houses of Congress will consider an omnibus appropriations bill that will reflect the House-passed and the Senate reported Ag bill. A conference committee on the omnibus will iron out differences between the two bills.”