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Peterson: No excuse for House failure to vote on farm bill

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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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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