Yesterday the House Agriculture Committee farm bill and amendments were filed with the Rules Committee. Floor action is expected to begin tomorrow and continue until complete. The "compromise" negotiated between National Farmers Union (NFU) and the anti-COOL coalition has been finalized.
NAIS was stripped from the farm bill! That's why my horse (wearing a mask for anonymity) is smiling.
That pesky Section 123 that would have stripped states of their rights was stripped from the bill weeks ago!
If you feel moved to do so, please call House Ag Committee Chairman Representative Collin Peterson and Representative Bob Goodlatte (Virginia) and thank them for their hard work.
It isn't over yet, not by a long shot. It goes to the full House for debate tomorrow. Anything could happen there. After that we start all over with the Senate.
The whole Farm Bill is over 600 pages. I doubt anyone has read every word of every page. DownsizeDC.org has been pushing for the Read the Bills act for sometime. If there really were a law like that, nothing could get done in Congress.
Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of months. I've been fighting NAIS for 2 years and was starting to become discouraged. This news sees me perked up.