January 29, 2020

Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) hears farming concerns, other issues on rural tour

Categories: Farm Bill

Budget Issues; Farm Bill; Biofuels; Biotechnology; Ag Economy; and Trade

Budget Issues: Continuing Resolution

David M. Herszenhorn and Carl Hulse reported in today’s New York Times that, “As the strategic jockeying in a fight over federal spending kicked into high gear, the Republican House speaker, John A. Boehner, said on Tuesday that it was up to the White House and the Democrats who control the Senate to agree to at least some Republican-backed cuts to help reach a short-term deal and avoid a government shutdown early next month.

“The House on Saturday approved more than $60 billion in spending reductions, for the fiscal year that runs through Sept. 30, that would hit nearly every area of the government. Not one Democrat voted for the bill, and the White House has threatened to veto it.

Senate Democrats, saying more time is needed to reach a longer-term agreement, are calling for a 30-day extension that would continue to hold spending generally at last year’s levels, but Republicans say that is not enough.”