January 19, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; MF Global; and Clean Water Act

Farm Bill: Budget Issues

Daniel Newhauser reported today at Roll Call Online that, “The House floor today will become the Baskin-Robbins of budgets: Every political persuasion has its own flavor.

“Members have already said they will double-dip and vote for multiple spending plans, but with seven budgets to consider during floor debate, it is becoming increasingly clear that Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s blueprint is the only one that can pass the chamber.

“Even if the Wisconsin Republican’s $1.028 trillion plan wins out, however, it would be a symbolic victory at best. Democratic leadership has pointed out that last summer’s Budget Control Act is the law of the land and they and the Senate will stick to its $1.047 trillion level.”