FarmPolicy

January 23, 2020

Climate Legislation; Harvest-Prices; Food Security; and Animal Agriculture

Climate Legislation

Reuters writer Richard Cowan reported on Saturday that, “All seven Republicans on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plan to boycott next week’s work session on a climate-change bill, an aide said on Saturday, in a move aimed at thwarting Democratic efforts to advance the controversial legislation quickly.

“‘Republicans will be forced not to show up’ at Tuesday’s work session, said Matt Dempsey, a spokesman for Republican senators on the environment panel.

“Under committee rules, at least two Republicans are needed for Chairwoman Barbara Boxer to hold the work sessions that would give senators an opportunity to amend the controversial legislation and then vote to approve it in the panel, which is controlled by President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats.”

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