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Farm Bill stalled in U.S. House

Sep 14, 2012 12:02 am
Jennifer Steinhauer in The New York Times reports that the farm bill is stalled in the U.S. House of Representatives, where there are no efforts to pass it. “Americans want us to work together to get it done for rural America,” said Senator Debbie Stabenow, Democrat of Michigan and chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Senator Jerry Moran, Republican of Kansas, also spoke to a crowd of farmers at the Capitol, chiding members of his own party in the House for refusing to bring their own committee’s farm bill to the floor. “Don’t sit on the sidelines waiting for something to happen,” he said. The Senate passed the bill earlier in the summer. The House Agriculture Committee's bill, with more cuts, was passed in committee, but House leaders have no plans to vote on either version of the legislation. Read the full story in The New York Times.