Our Turn

The 2007 Farm Bill has now been passed by the House of Representatives.  It includes sham reform on the crucial issue of farm program payment limitations, an issue of principle. 

Slowly but Surely

Update #3: We've got to get out of here for now. Maybe someone will put some final updates in the comments. We'll have longer analysis later.

Update #2: They are now voting on 7 amendments. One fifteen minute vote followed by 6 two minute votes.

Moving On...

As Brian mentioned, we are back. We tried to postpone House floor consideration until a more reasonable time, but the House clerk ignored our repeated pleas for sanity. Nobody should have to listen a House debate before noon.

Goodlatte withdrew his amendment.

As we mentioned last night, many of the amendments were combined into an "en bloc" amendment. Our only friend in DC has the details in this comment on yesterday's post.

Thirty One More Amendments

Update #4: We hear from our friends in Washington (yes we do have a few friends there, not many, but a few) that debate resumes at 9:00am Eastern.

Update #3: Kind amendment is defeated 309 to 117. And Farm Bill debate is done for the night. We'll back in the morning.


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