From Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R., Kan.)- “On Thursday, December 20, I spoke on the House floor against raising the estate tax to 55 percent and dropping the exemption to $1 million, because of the negative impact it would have on family farmers, especially those in Kansas.”
Ramsey Cox reported yesterday at The Hill’s Floor Action Blog that, “Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said she’s ‘appalled’ that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) hasn’t made farmers and ranchers a ‘priority’ in the House.
“‘I am appalled continually that the Republican leadership of the United States House of Representatives doesn’t not consider the security the livelihood of 16 million people who live in rural America across this country a priority, worth including in a final list of things that need to get done,’ Stabenow said on the floor Wednesday [audio replay of Sen. Stabenow’s floor remarks (MP3- 18:58)].
“Stabenow said it’s been 80 days since the farm bill expired. She has urged the House to take up the Senate passed-version or even the House committee version so that farmers and ranchers would have stability in a time where there have been record droughts.”