The Senate this week is expected to take up the 10-year, $969 billion farm bill —work that is expected to keep those lawmakers busy all month debating $23.6 billion in cuts.

The legislation includes the contentious food stamp program, which now helps feed 46 million Americans and which lawmakers hope to fund at a cost of $750 billion, a $4.5 billion cut.

The Senate has several items on its to-do list before the Fourth of July recess, including flood insurance, student loans and completion of the highway bill, which also contains language approving the Keystone XL pipeline.

The Senate will vote on a measure by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) that would overturn the EPA’s Utility MACT rule that critics say will shutter coal plants across the country.