House Appropriations Passes 2015 Ag Appropriations BillFri, 30 May 2014 11:40:42 CDT
The House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2015 ag appropriations bill by a vote of 31 to 18 yesterday (Thursday).
The committee rejected an amendment from House Ag Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Sam Farr of California to strike the provision in the bill requiring the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant waivers regarding the school meal nutrition requirements by a vote of 29 to 22 - according to The Hagstrom Report. Democrats supported Farr’s amendment and Republicans opposed it.
The committee approved amendments regarding horse meat inspection, banning the purchase of Chinese-processed chicken in the school lunch program and vending machine calories.
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