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House Releases One-Year Farm Bill Extension

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.
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House Game-Playing on Farm Bill, Drought Relief

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

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

Rep. Tom Cotton praises disaster relief program he voted against

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (6 days ago)

Rep. Tom Cotton (R), who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas this November, sent out a press release yesterday celebrating the speedy approval of disaster relief funds for Arkansas farmers impacted by crop losses after recent... Read Post

House Leaders Drop Farm Bill Extension, Will Instead Push Disaster Relief, Leaving Food Programs at Risk

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

Forget about the farm bill. The House GOP leadership has dropped their efforts to pass a one-year extension of farm programs under current policy, weeks after they dropped efforts to pass a Republican version of the farm bill which ... Read Post


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