A five-week Congressional recess is approaching and the chances of a House vote on the farm bill before then are diminishing. Minnesota's Collin Peterson, the lead Democrat on the Ag Committee, complains that House leaders have wasted the last two weeks on bills that are going nowhere. USA Today reports members are wary of taking a controversial vote so close to the election.
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Peterson rolls out House version of farm bill; cuts are deeper than Senate's
Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee. He joined his Republican counterpart in introducing a bill Peterson says has bipartisan support. Nearly half of its $35 billion in spending cuts would come from the federal food stamp program.
Senate passes farm bill; Peterson optimistic House will, too
Both of Minnesota's Senators backed the new farm bill and praised it for cutting costs while still providing farmers a safety net. The Senate approval puts more pressure on the House to pass something before the current farm bill expires at the end of September.
Collin Peterson draws ire of liberal Democrats over farm bill
Minnesota Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is taking heat from within his party over the House farm bill. Peterson is the ranking Democrat on the House agriculture committee, which approved a bill that makes deep cuts to the federal food stamp program. Peterson says the cuts can be removed in conference committee, but the criticism has raised doubts about whether the bill will pass the House.
House slated to vote on original stadium bill Monday after Republicans drop alternative proposal
Next week, the full state House will vote on the previous Vikings stadium plan that uses gambling revenue to pay for the state's portion of the $975 million stadium. It's unclear if the legislation has the required 68 House votes or the 34 Senate votes needed to pass it. House Speaker Kurt Zellers says he personally opposes the bill.
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