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January 29, 2020

In Weekly Address, Pres. Obama Notes Stalled Farm Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

In his weekly radio address today (full transcript), President Obama indicated that, “Hi, everybody. Last week, without much fanfare, Members of the House of Representatives banged a gavel, turned out the lights, and rushed home, declaring their work finished for now.

“If that frustrates you, it should – because their work isn’t finished.”

The President added that, “Right now, if Congress had gotten its act together, we would have a farm bill to help farmers and ranchers respond to natural disasters like the drought we had this summer. And we’d have made necessary reforms to give our rural communities some long-term certainty. But so far, Republicans in Congress have dragged their feet. And now they’re gone.”

President Obama noted that, “That’s why, after going home and listening to their constituents for a few weeks, Members of Congress should come back in November and do this work. They should do the right thing for veterans and farmers; for responsible homeowners and small businesses; for Americans everywhere who are just trying to get ahead.”

A video replay of the President’s remarks from today can be viewed here:

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Rep. Slaughter Discusses Stalled Farm Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

On the House Floor Thursday, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D., N.Y.) took note of the stalled Farm Bill and particularly spoke about the negative impacts that could accrue to dairy producers as a result of the legislation not getting passed.

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