While We Wait

The House Leadership is seemingly in no hurry to get this Farm Bill debate underway. They continue to debate an appropriations bill for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and related agencies for FY 2008.

Still Waiting...

We're still waiting for the beginning of farm bill consideration on the floor of the House. Rep. Flake (R-AZ) has been taking every opportunity to speak on the House floor - occasionally criticizing the farm bill in its current form and arguing for the Kind-Flake amendment that will be voted on later today.

In the meantime, we'll engage in a little self promotion and link to a couple of editorials we had a hand in:

Here We Go.... Live Blogging the House Farm Bill Floor Debate

Those in the know have told us the House of Representatives will tackle the 2007 Farm Bill today, despite yesterday's political theatrics that clearly threaten its passage. Thanks to the magic of the internet, we'll be watching and liveblogging the debate. The House is scheduled to go in session at 10:00am Eastern, but it is not clear exactly what time they will take up the Farm Bill. Things could get interesting.

News Alert! Will Republicans Kill the Farm Bill?

Just today, House of Representatives Republican Minority Leader John Boehner announced that the House Republican Leadership would oppose the 2007 Farm Bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee last Thursday. From the Republican Leader's e-alert:


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