January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; and, the Ag Economy

Farm Bill Developments, Political Environment- Budget

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) was a guest on yesterday’s “Fox News Sunday” television program where host Chris Wallace asked him generally about the productivity of the House, and specifically about the Farm Bill: “But, Congressman, rightly or wrongly, none of these bills that you passed is going to become law. Your own members say they’re not going to pass the Senate. The president won’t sign them.

Let’s talk reality. You haven’t passed a farm bill. You’ve only passed four of 12 appropriations bills you are supposed to pass. We face a government shut down and a debt limit in the fall.

Again, is this the best time to spend your time, passing bills that aren’t going to become law? And added question, with so much unfinished business, why not stick around instead of taking a five-week vacation?”