Power and water considers bill reprieve for farmers
The farm bill has been considered so frequently in recent years that its status has become even more important than its actual passage in Congress. That is in part due to the fact that it has an unusually large number of sponsors.
Most of the bills in both parties now would increase the budget for federal farm subsidies, a group that includes the Food Stamp program and food stamps. But even if we restrict the use of those programs to farmers, they don’t have enough money to make 세종안마the changes necessary to make the legislation work.
Because of this, there seems to be a small group of farm and farm-related issues that the committee has an unusually high number of members on.
“There are a handful of farm-related bills that are very, very influential,” said Tom Harkin, the Iowa Democrat who sponsored the farm bill. “In the case of the farm bill, we’ve been talking about our farm bill for years. This year is a very interesting point in the history of that.”
House Agriculture committe슬롯 머신e chairman Frank Lucas, an Iowa Republican, said he has tried to keep his members on track to reduce the food stamp subsidy, but in many cases there is an inherent conflict between the need to provide a stable income and the concern that people with children and elderly people could get 충주출장샵into trouble in the event of hunger if they do not have a job.
“I tell you there are probably 20 to 25 farm bill-related bills that make people cringe,” Lucas said.
The committee has two additional bills on the calendar in 2013. One is a proposal that would fund the first year of the farm bill in part through farm subsidies, the other would increase the corn program. That means there are three times more food stamp bills on the table next year.
Harkin said he also wants to consider other farm bills, including ones to improve the transportation of food and to expand job training for farmers.
“We’re in full-court press on these pieces of legislation that affect most folks, but we don’t have a huge amount of time to go through them all,” Harkin said. “But there are a lot of them that are very important.”
When it comes to the bill that would help help farm families buy food in the event of a severe drought, lawmakers may want to consider more options other than the one lawmakers are pushing on Tuesday.
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