September 18, 2019

Veto Threat Looms

Categories: Doha / Trade /Farm Bill

Yesterday, Secretary of Agriculture Chuck Conner held a tele-news conference with reporters (transcript / audio available here).

In part, Sec. Conner stated that, “The Statement of Administration Policy, or SAP as we refer to it, will be delivered to the Congress soon. In it we outline very serious concerns about the content of the bill put forward by the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“This bill increases trade-distorting support instead of lowering it, continues a defective safety net, contains little real reform, and uses tax increases and budget gimmicks to pay for priorities that deserve to be funded in an honest fashion.