Farm Bill Conference Begins

Hagstrom, Jerry; Smallen, Jill; Dick, Jason
April 2008
National Journal;4/12/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 15, p20
The article reports on the start of the Farm Bill conference between the U.S. House and Senate on April 10, 2008. The Senate and House were said to be divided over how much to increase its spending, how to pay for the increase and whether to include a farm disaster program and tax breaks passed by the Senate. The White House stressed that tax increases cannot be used to pay for additional spending. Senators were expected to object the plan of the House, including the cutting of farm bill increase.


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