January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Biofuels; Regulations (EPA); Climate; and Dietary Guidelines

Farm Bill- Budget Background

Alexander Bolton reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “Senate Republicans are divided over whether to demand a balanced-budget amendment from the White House as a precondition for increasing the national debt ceiling.

“Members of the Senate Tea Party Caucus have said they will filibuster the debt-limit increase unless two-thirds of the upper chamber votes for a balanced-budget amendment. Two-thirds of the House and three-quarters of the states must also ratify the amendment for it to become law.

But other Republicans are looking for more ‘realistic’ concessions from Democrats, acknowledging it will be difficult to persuade at least 20 Democrats to join them in passing an amendment to drastically restrict federal spending.”