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Sen. Baldwin discusses Senate Farm Bill in Cadott


Cadott (WQOW) -- Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) was in Cadott on Friday to discuss the recently passed Senate Farm Bill, and what it means for Wisconsin farmers and families.

House and Senate lawmakers will need to work out an agreement on the Farm Bill before September 30, when current farm programs will expire.

Thursday, the Senate's version passed 86 to 11. It would renew subsidies for farmers, along with food aid programs for low-income families. The House also passed a bill, but their version includes new work requirements for food stamp recipients.

Sen. Baldwin told News 18 that when the conference committee meets to hammer out the provisions in the final bill, she'd like to see those work requirements kept out.

"This is sort of essential to who we are in Wisconsin and large parts of America, but so it having quality food and nutrition, especially those who are struggling in this economy," said Sen. Baldwin.

Following Wednesday's news that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy was resigning, News 18 asked Sen. Baldwin what she would like to see in the next nominee for the high court. She said the United States needs a justice who will be fair, and not divisive. 

President Donald J. Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Friday that he will announce his nominee on July 9.

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