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House GOP Leaders Face Mutiny Over Stalled Farm Bill

BuzzFeed: ‘Republican Infighting Threatens Aid To Farmers’ …Politico: ‘GOP Infighting As Farm Bill Suffers

‘INTRA-PARTY WAR’ ENSUES AS DEADLINE LOOMS FOR ACTION ON FARM BILL …

Buzzfeed: “Intraparty War Between Farm-State Republicans And Fiscal Conservatives.” “Congress is poised to leave thousands of drought-stricken farmers without critical federal assistance, due to an intraparty war between farm-state Republicans and fiscal conservatives adamantly opposed to further spending.” [BuzzFeed, 9/11/12]

Politico: “Divisions Are Surfacing More Among House Republicans. “With farmers rallying at the Capitol Wednesday and the Senate showing no appetite for disaster aid substitutes, divisions are surfacing more among House Republicans over their leadership’s decision to block action on a five-year farm bill.” [Politico,9/11/12]

The Hill: ‘House Leaders Unwilling to Bring Farm Bill to the Floor.’ “The House Agriculture Committee and the Senate have passed five-year bills authorizing hundreds of billions of dollars in spending on food stamps and the farm safety net, but House leaders have not yet shown a willingness to bring a version of the legislation to the floor.” [The Hill, 9/12/12]

 

GOP LAWMAKERS ‘MAKING A STINK’ ABOUT LEADERS’ INACTION …

Rep. Noem Pushes Leadership to Consider Farm Bill“Rep. Kristi Noem, a South Dakota freshman at the leadership table, made a stink about Congress’s inaction on the bill, according to several sources.” [Politico, 9/12/12]

Rep. Rick Berg ‘Hurt Politically At Home’ By Farm Bill Impasse. “Freshman Rep. Rick Berg (R-N.D.)… has been hurt politically at home by the farm bill impasse…” [Politico, 9/11/12]

Sen. Jerry Moran to House Republicans: Stop Sitting on the Sidelines. “Don’t sit on the sidelines and say, ‘Oh no, we can’t do this because there’s something wrong with the farm bill.’” [Press Conference, 9/12/12]

 

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