Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel , D-N.Y., wants more funding for nutrition if he’s going to agree to find scarce offsets to support about $10 billion more in funding, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin said.
“If they give us more money, sure,” said the Iowa Democrat. “We have scrubbed really hard” to get the $9.5 billion in funding for food stamps and other nutrition programs that Rangel’s New York City constituents rely on, Harkin said.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Bonus Post: More on the Farm Bill
My friend with a lot more knowledge about agriculture than me points why the Farm Bill is so screwed up, its not about farm policy, from a recent story on the bill