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30 Fordham Envtl. L. Rev. 49 (2018-2019)
The 2018 Farm Bill: Legislative Compromise in the Trump Era

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  THE 2018 FARM BILL: LEGISLATIVE COMPROMISE IN
                       THE TRUMP ERA


                         Chad G. Marzen *

                         I. INTRODUCTION

  With the holidays approaching in 2018, the federal government
proceeded into a shutdown at midnight on December 22, 2018 as an
impasse over a proposed $5.7 billion wall along the border of the
United States and Mexico continued between President Donald Trump
and the U.S. Congress.1 The shutdown began just as the 115th
Congress was in its twilight hours, and despite the fact Republicans
were in the majority in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the
U.S. Senate.2 The shutdown lasted well into the 116th Congress-a
Congress which features a House of Representatives where Democrats
are in the majority and a Senate where Republicans have retained
control.3 Lasting weeks and becoming the longest federal government




* Associate Professor of Legal Studies in Business, Florida State University, College
of Business-Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate, and Legal
Studies. The author can be reached at cmarzen@fsu.edu.

To Laura Elizabeth Grice - yours always.
    1. David Jackson, Bart Jansen & Michael Collins, Government shutdown, day
2: White House makes 'counteroffer,' asks for less than $5B for border wallfunding,
USA TODAY (Dec. 23, 2018), https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/
12/23/government-shutdown-no-end-sight-lawmakers-head-home-holidays/
2398875002/ [https://perma.cc/P7XJ-7NXC].
    2. Devin Miller, By the numbers: Introducing the 115th Congress, AAP NEWS
(Jan. 4, 2017), http://www.aappublications.org/news/2017/01/04/Washington
010417 [https://perma.cc/L3PQ-GY3W].
    3. Lisa Mascaro, Nancy Pelosi elected speaker of the House, sees 'new dawn'
for 116th Congress, CHI. TRIB. (Jan. 3, 2019), https://www.chicagotribune.com/
nation-world/ct-democrats-house-20190103-story.html  [https://perma.cc/583F-
N6YT].

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