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Senate Passes Farm Bill....again

The Senate passed a Farm Bill for a second time Thursday afternoon, after a clerical error in printing the bill led to the omission of parts of the legislation, although it will likely be the last vote on the measure, as President Bush has already vetoed the incomplete bill once.

The Senate re-passed the bill 77 to 15, which this time included Title III, which contains trade and international food aide provisions.

The House voted, 306 to 110 last month to approve a new farm bill  which included the omitted section.

The bill now heads back to the White House, where it will likely be vetoed and sent back to Congress for another override vote.

The House devolved into chaos right before the Memorial Day recess after it was discovered that Title III of the bill was mistakenly omitted from the printed version of the bill delivered to the White House. Republicans accused Democrats of duplicity for going forward with the veto override vote, even though they knew the bill was incomplete.

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