We've Begun

Things are underway. Rep. Cardoza of California (D-CA) read the rules governing the bill, gave a short introduction, and now Rep. McGovern (D-MA) is speaking in favor of the bill and particularly in support of food programs. See the previous post for details on how his preferred programs got paid.

Representatives are currently arguing over the method in which new spending is being paid for in the farm bill.  Democrats say they're closing tax loopholes to raise the necessary fund, while Republicans are saying they're raising taxes.

See here. 

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