Will a farm bill be pushed through before the end of the year? Some lawmakers are working to make that a reality, but that accomplishment will not be favorable for taxpayers and consumers.
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Mike ConawayHouse Republican Average69% told reporters Monday, “There’s no reason not to get [a farm bill]. Every day we don’t get something done makes it more and more difficult.” Rep. Conaway would like to see a farm bill passed before the end of the year.
Farm bill conferees
considering unsatisfactory minor fixes to the bloated, archaic farm bill may help President Obama obtain one of his year end goals
. In speeches
around the country, Mr. Obama has been pressing for the passage of a farm bill.
Are lawmakers in the House and Senate truly working to protect taxpayers and reduce the $17 trillion national debt as they consider the farm bill?
Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Kurt SchraderHouse Democrat Average11% suggested that the farm bill conferees were working to protect taxpayers and “modernize” farm policy during the farm bill conference meeting on October 30.