The U.S. Senate voted 75 to 22 on Thursday to end debate on the farm bill, clearing way for passage next week. The bill stalled last week as lawmakers failed to agree on more than 150 amendments to the bill.
According to The Hill, the vote easily surpassed the 60-vote threshold needed to invoke cloture.
Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., pushed the bill as supporting 16 million jobs across the U.S.
“I don’t think there will be a single bill on this floor that affects more jobs than this one," Stabenow said."This is an opportunity to cut spending by more than $24 billion."
While the bipartisan showing in the Senate paved progress for the farm bill, Politco reports that a bloody farm bill fight is still ahead in the House.
The House is currently working on their $940 billion farm bill, which would cut spending by $39.7 billion over the next decade, including $20.5 billion in food stamp cuts. They are expected to take up the bill later this month.