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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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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on Passage of the Extension of Payroll Tax Relief for

US Politics / Liberal : Kicking Ass: The Democratic Party's Blog (3 years ago)

After Republicans in the House finally agreed to an extension of the payroll tax cut that will ensure 160 million Americans continue to receive needed tax relief, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: ... Read Post

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

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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