Farm bill debate starts up, again
The farm bill debate was delayed last week as a result of a disagreement between Democrats and Republicans over what types of amendments would be permitted. Republicans had refused to offer amendments only relevant to the bill. Since the farm bill may be the last piece of business to move through the senate this year, some see this as the last opportunity to address other issues.
Majority Leader Reid set up an amendment tree, which only allows amendments that are agreed upon unanimously by both sides to be presented. So far, only the Democrats have agreed on their amendments. All this to say, it's still slow going with the bill.
When I tuned in this afternoon, Senator Reid was urging Republican leadership to approve their set of amendments. Once this is locked in, they can move forward with the debate on the Dorgan-Grassley Payment Limits Amendment. Your calls are still important! Click here for more.
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