The White House said President Donald Trump was “disappointed” in the defeat of the House Republican farm bill on Friday after the conservative Freedom Caucus torpedoed the legislation.
The federal government has no idea whether a $4 billion U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative for beginning farmers has worked at all, according to the Office of Inspector General.
A number of policy groups slammed the farm bill currently under consideration in the House of Representatives as bloated, regressive, and a handout to big farming businesses at a press conference Monday morning on Capitol Hill.
Seventy-three members of Congress have “sponsored or co-sponsored legislation in recent years” that directly affects either their own or their family’s financial interests, reports the Washington Post.
President Obama has repeatedly over the past several months used his executive authority to reward certain key constituencies, a process sometimes referred to as “vote buying.”
The latest version of the multi-billion dollar Farm Bill is laden with pork, according to former Presidential candidate John McCain.
GOP lawmakers in the Senate are getting serious about the looming cuts to the defense budget, which could have catastrophic consequences for the U.S. national security apparatus.