January 20, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Trade; Food Safety; and Biotech

Farm Bill: Budget Issues

Alicia M. Cohn reported yesterday at The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room that, “Republicans in the House and Senate are working ahead of the formation of the bicameral deficit-reduction ‘supercommittee’ to guarantee increased transparency in the committee’s process.

“In a letter sent Wednesday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), a group of six GOP senators requested that the supercommittee meetings not take place ‘behind closed doors.’

“The letter asks that Reid and McConnell, who each will appoint three members of the Senate to the 12-member committee, see that all meetings of the deficit-reduction committee ‘are done in a transparent manner through advanced public notification, public attendance and live television broadcasts.’”