January 20, 2020

Farm Bill Issues; and the Agricultural Economy (WASDE)

Farm Bill Issues: Budget- Super Committee Roster Complete

Robert Pear and Jennifer Steinhauer reported in today’s New York Times that, “The House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, rounded out the membership of a powerful new deficit-reduction panel on Thursday by appointing three of her top lieutenants who have led opposition to cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

“The new appointees are Representatives Xavier Becerra of California, the vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus [related statement]; James E. Clyburn of South Carolina, the assistant House Democratic leader [related statement]; and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, the senior Democrat on the Budget Committee [related statement].

In announcing her picks, Ms. Pelosi said the new panel, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, must find ways to stimulate economic growth and create jobs.”