Thought of the Day: "Mitch McConnell's Version of a Farm Bill"

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to approve a Senate bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a little known provision in the bill provided relief to dairy farmers across the country. A somewhat controversial measure put forward by Senate Republican Mitch McConnell will extend some portions of the yet unpassed Farm Bill through September.

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted last night to approve a Senate bill to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a little known provision in the bill provided relief to dairy farmers across the country. A somewhat controversial measure put forward by Senate Republican Mitch McConnell will extend some portions of the yet unpassed Farm Bill through September. A spokesperson for McConnell said,

"Sen. McConnell put forward a bipartisan, responsible solution that averted the dairy cliff and provided certainty to farmers for the next year without costing taxpayers a dime."

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