Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


House Rules Committee Disappoints R Street with Decision Blocking Key HR 2 Reform Amendments

Thu, 17 May 2018 09:36:03 CDT

House Rules Committee Disappoints R Street with Decision Blocking Key HR 2 Reform Amendments Washington, DC-based public policy research non-profit, The R Street Institute, released a statement Thursday morning expressing the organization's displeasure with a recent decision made by the House Rules Committee regarding the House Farm Bill. That statement is included, below:



"The R Street Institute is deeply disappointed by the House Rules Committee’s decision to block key reform amendments from being considered to H.R. 2, or the House Farm Bill.



“'When it comes to addressing corporate welfare and reining in our farm-support programs, H.R. 2 is a major step backward,' R Street Policy Analyst Caroline Kitchens said. 'To make matters worse, several proposed amendments that would have moved the bill’s crop insurance and commodity titles in a more free-market direction have been ruled out of order by the Rules Committee. These are commonsense reform ideas that have long seen bipartisan support, and at least two have passed on the House floor in previous Farm Bill cycles before being stripped from the bill in conference. It is unacceptable to block crucial reform ideas from being debated and considered by all members of Congress.'



"Kitchens added that with Farm Bill reauthorization only coming around once every five years, Congress needs to allow robust debate around all titles of the bill and ensure that all Members-not just those on Agriculture and Rules committees-have a chance to be heard. Conservative House Members should reject the product of this deeply disappointing process and start over."



Source - The R Street Institute





   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • OSU and Langston University Join KSU in Multi-Institutional Team to Tackle Ag Data Use Challenges  Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:25:43 CST
  • Feeder Steers Sell Mostly Steady, Heifers 1.00 to 3.00 Higher on Wednesday at OKC West Livestock  Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:18:22 CST
  • Wednesday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:12:57 CST
  • Wednesday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn   Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:10:23 CST
  • Sirloin Club Event Raises Bucks for 2019 OYE- and Offers First Look at Academic All State Honorees  Wed, 20 Feb 2019 07:48:26 CST
  • OSU's Amy Hagerman Gives Farmers Insight into All the 2018 Farm Bill Provisions Offer  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:44:24 CST
  • Severity Of Winter And Impact On Calf Birth Weights  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:01:34 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 pm Tuesday February 19, 2019  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:55:02 CST

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Herbs Herb Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.