November 21, 2019

Budget- Farm Bill; and, Immigration

Budget- Farm Bill Issues

Peter Schroeder reported last week at The Hill Online that, “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) vowed to bring forward more piecemeal spending bills Thursday, as he expressed confidence President Obama would eventually be forced to negotiate.

“In a memo sent to House Republicans, Cantor called the Democratic position ‘untenable’ and ‘unsustainable,’ adding that a steady diet of narrow funding bills would force Democrats to deal.”

The update noted that, “In recent days, House Republicans have advanced several bills targeting high-profile areas of the government impacted by the shutdown, such as national parks, veterans’ benefits and the National Institutes of Health.

“In turn, they have pressed Senate Democrats to take up the measures and ensure that at least some portions of the government can be funded while the two sides search for a broader compromise.

“Thus far, Senate Democrats and the White House have rejected that approach, pushing back on Republicans to accept a plan to fund the entire government at sequester levels.”