During a press briefing on Friday, House Speaker John Boenher (R., Ohio), who noted that he spent 16 years on the Agriculture Committee, addressed the topic of the Farm Bill. This portion of Friday’s discussion is available below:
Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) indicated on the steps of the Capitol on Friday, that Democrats were prepared to stay in session to continue to work on legislation. In particular, Rep. Pelosi noted the importance of passing a five-year Farm Bill. See related clip below:
For a more detailed discussion on how Rep. Pelosi approached the process of completing the 2008 Farm Bill when Rep. Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and how this approach is different than the current working relationship between Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Candor (R., Va.) and current House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.), see this FarmPolicy.com update from September 14.