Monday, July 30, 2012

The Secret Farm Bill???

Last fall, House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders tried to insert a “secret farm bill” in the super committee’s un-amendable deficit reduction package. They failed.
Now some of those same leaders are trying to evade a floor vote by the full House by extending the current law for a year, as a pretense to negotiate a five-year farm bill with the Senate, which has already passed its version of the $1 trillion bill.
And this time, some of those who backed the “secret farm bill” gambit aren’t keeping their intentions so secret.  They would like to avoid House debate on a bill that cost even more than the Troubled Asset Relief Program, known as TARP.
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