The House has released an expected one-year extension of farm-related programs, in a bill which would also deliver needed relief to drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest. But the plan is imperiled by the continuation of direct payments to farmers, which members of both parties oppose.
The House of Representatives passed their one-year drought relief bill by a relatively thin margin yesterday, 223-197. They needed 35 votes from Democrats to get it across the line, as 46 Republicans begged off the bill. Here's the ... Read Post
The House will take up its standalone disaster relief bill today, which will serve as a talking point in rural Republican districts as "action" being taken to respond to the historic drought plaguing the country. The House waited un... Read Post