Government shutdown negotiations, Farm Bill spending

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President Joe Biden meets with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., to discuss the debt limit in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 22, 2023, in Washington
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A congressional correspondent updates us on the latest in negotiations to avoid a federal government shutdown. Then, an agriculture reporter takes us through what’s in the latest Farm Bill.

Featured in this Show

  • Will we see a government shutdown at the end of September?

    On Tuesday, Congress returned from recess to complete the annual funding process by the end of the month—or face a government shutdown. And though the Senate committee passed its appropriations bills smoothly, negotiations in the House are proving to be far more tumultuous. We talk to a congressional correspondent about what issues might lock the House in a standoff, and the likelihood of a government shutdown.

  • A look at the Farm Bill as the deadline approaches

    We take a look at what’s in the Farm Bill, a massive 5-year omnibus covering farming, rural communities, food assistance programs and more, as the September 30 deadline approaches.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lisa Mascaro Guest
  • Meredith Lee Hill Guest

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