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Chairman Roberts Announces Markup on Mandatory Price Reporting, National Forest Foundation Act and Grain Standards Act

Child Nutrition Reauthorization Markup to be Rescheduled

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced the Committee will hold a business meeting on Sept. 17 to markup bipartisan legislation reauthorizing several programs expiring on Sept. 30.

The Committee on Thursday will markup bipartisan legislation reauthorizing Mandatory Price Reporting, the National Forest Foundation Act and the U.S. Grain Standards Act.

“In past Congresses, important programs were often left to expire. Our Committee has done the work, and we are fulfilling our responsibilities to reauthorize programs on time,” said Chairman Roberts.

The Committee is awaiting scores on provisions of proposed child nutrition reauthorization legislation from the Congressional Budget Office and will reschedule the markup soon.

“I am continuing negotiations with Ranking Member Stabenow to get a bipartisan, budget-neutral agreement to move forward with child nutrition reauthorization. We’re nearly at the finish line,” Roberts said.

“My goals remain the same – craft a reauthorization package that is bipartisan, increases efficiency and effectiveness, has flexibility so all schools may achieve success‎ in their meal programs, and addresses program integrity, high error rates, and improper payments within the programs.”