Missouri Republicans, Democrats Split On Farm Bill

1 decade 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 27 2007 Jul 27, 2007 Friday, July 27, 2007 4:20:22 AM CDT July 27, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Missouri Democrats say they support the farm bill being considered in the House this week, but Republicans from the state are wavering. Some Republicans are against a last-minute proposal to tax certain foreign-owned companies that have U-S subsidiaries. Those taxes would pay for $4 billion in food stamps and other nutrition programs. Democratic congressman Ike Skelton says the bill keeps a strong safety net in place for farmers and improves nutrition programs like food stamps. Republican congressman Roy Blunt says the bill's tax increase could jeopardize more than 84-thousand jobs in Missouri. The House plans a vote tomorrow. The current farm bill expires September 30th.

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