House republicans are pushing a spending bill for the next fiscal year

House Republicans are advancing their spending bill for next year, proposing slight cuts and regulatory changes for the USDA and FDA.

The draft bill, totaling $29.5 billion, would reduce funding by 1.35 percent from fiscal year 2024.

Key aspects include blocking USDA from implementing new regulations on the meat and poultry industry, which means they will have some trouble finalizing rules to reform the poultry tournament system; the FDA would have to delay some food traceability regulations pending completion of pilot projects; plus, a pilot program for testing food purchasing restrictions for SNAP benefits is authorized.