This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Senate cloture vote to end debate on Agriculture Appropriations bill (S 1233), which includes the FDA FY 2000 budget, is expected the week of July 12. A cloture vote proposed by Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) failed June 28 (1"The Rose Sheet" June 28, In Brief). Cloture was primarily rejected because of attempts by the Democrats to attach a Patients Bill of Rights amendment to the bill. Appropriations are expected to move forward; Sen. Lott and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) came to an agreement establishing the Patients Bill of Rights as a stand-alone bill
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