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House Passes Agriculture Specific Appropriation During Government Shutdown
The U.S. House of Representatives passed an Agriculture Appropriations Bill, geared to reopen the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The bill was passed mostly by Democrats in a vote of 243-183 and would fund the programs and services within the USDA for Fiscal Year 2019, ending September 30th. It provides $23.2 billion in discretionary funding, $225 million more than last year.