• Farm Bill Passes Senate
  • July 5, 2018 | Author: Kathleen M. Slattery
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • On June 28, the Senate approved H.R. 2, the Agriculture Appropriations Bill (also known as the “Farm Bill”) by a bipartisan vote of 86-11. The bill, which passed the House of Representatives the previous week (Vol. XV, Issue 26), allocates $620 million for broadband deployment in rural areas through loans and grants including the Broadband Loan, Community Connect, Distance Learning and Telemedicine programs and a broadband pilot program (Vol. XV, Issue 20).