FarmPolicy

September 19, 2019

Pres. Bush: If no Farm Bill by April 18, Then One Year Extension

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported yesterday that, “President Bush urged Congress on Thursday to break a deadlock on the new U.S. farm law by April 18 and warned he will veto a bill that raises taxes or lacks more stringent crop subsidy rules.

“Lawmakers have been stymied for weeks over how to pay for an increase of $10 billion over 10 years. Leaders of the House Agriculture Committee said they will draft a ‘baseline’ bill without new money if there is no breakthrough by Friday.

“‘If a final agreement is not reached by April 18, I call on Congress to extend current law for at least one year,’ Bush said in a statement.”

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