On Wednesday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) spoke at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast and took a variety of questions from reporters. A replay of this event is available below.
Roll Call writer Daniel Newhauser reported today that, “At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast last week, McCarthy conceded that large bills are difficult to move in this Congress. But he said giving the farm bill a chance to sit will allow Members time to become better acquainted with its policies. He said his goal is still to pass it before the current authorization expires on Sept. 30.
“‘I believe we will get the farm bill done,’ he said. ‘The farm bill does not expire until the end of September. When we come back, we’ll find a way to move it into conference.’”
An audio clip from Wednesday’s Q and A with Rep. McCarthy, in which he discusses the Farm Bill and other agricultural related issues in his California district, is available here: