How Dysfunctional Is Washington


This info below is from Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s Majority Whip Office.  It shows just how dsyfunctional Washington is.  Congress is broken.  #101 is most disturbing because it expresses a need for bi-partisan agreement.  “This amendment cuts significantly more funding from SNAP and disrupts the delicate, bipartisan balance of the committee-passed bill.”  Well folks, the Democrats have no respect for the US Constitution; therefore, there is very little common ground for bi-partisan agreement.
The reasons given for voting “NO” on many of the common sense FARM BILL amendments are absurd.  In fact, they are so absurd that I can’t believe they came from a Republican!!!  This nonsense below is the type of info our good lawmakers rely on in DC from their so-called GOP “leadership”! In no way are these recommendations inline with NCGOP Platform.
Pray for our nation.

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18. Brooks (R-AL) #178 Revised Terminates funding for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) after September 30, 2013.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Eliminates program to help U.S. exporters find new markets in emerging economies.

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37. Polis (D-CO) #192 Allows institutions of higher education to grow or cultivate industrial hemp for the purpose of agricultural or academic research. The provision only applies to states that already permit industrial hemp growth and cultivation under state law.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Allows industrial hemp to be grown by institutes of higher education.

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38. Garamendi (D-CA) #86 Modifies the Forest Legacy program to allow qualified third party, non-governmental entities to hold the conservation easements.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Unnecessary addition to the Forest Legacy Program.

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43. McClintock (R-CA) #92 Strikes Sec. 10003, the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program. These are grants to fund lessons on food preparation, promotions of locally-grown crops and advertising of farmers markets.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Strikes a competitive grant program that invests in farmers markets and local food system infrastructure.

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98. Pitts (R-PA) #13 Reforms the Federal sugar program, and for other

purposes.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Cuts sugar policy at a time when farmers are facing a 55% collapse in prices even though sugar policy is zero cost to the taxpayer for the last decade and sugar prices are already lower in the U.S. than in Mexico, Canada, and the world market.

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100. Fortenberry (R-NE) #93 Reduces farm program payment limits, capping commodity payments at $250,000 per year for any one farm. The legislation also closes loopholes in current law to ensure payments reach working farmers, their intended recipients.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Requires USDA to issue regulations that would define exactly what is and is not farming and ranching, requiring and defining personal labor on the farm or ranch, effectively excluding family members such as the spouse who may do all the financial books of the farm or ranch and the parents and grandparents who can no longer drive a tractor but still help share the financial risks of farming and ranching and help in other ways.

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101. Huelskamp (R-KS) #151 Creates additional work requirements for SNAP recipients and raises the total reduction in spending to $31 billion.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

This amendment cuts significantly more funding from SNAP and disrupts the delicate, bipartisan balance of the committee-passed bill.

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Foxx (R-NC) #79 Caps spending on the Farm Risk Management Election program at 110% of CBO-predicted levels for the first five (5) years in which payments are disbursed (FY 2016-2020).

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Eliminates the farm safety net when it is most needed, resulting in costly, unbudgeted ad hoc disaster bills that the underlying bill works to prevent.

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Broun (R-GA) #62 Repeals permanent law from the Agriculture Act of 1949 that pertains to dairy support. Prevents the currently suspended law from becoming reactivated should Congress not reauthorize programs under the Department of Agriculture.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Repeals permanent law.

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Graves, Tom (R-GA) #83 Ensures that corn growers who sell their crop for ethanol production may not receive farm payments. Prohibits a producer on a farm that sells corn, directly or through a third party, to an ethanol production facility from receiving any farm bill payments or benefits.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

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Chabot (R-OH) #43 Repeals Section 3102, which reauthorizes the Market Access Program (MAP) until 2018.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Eliminates program to expand U.S. agricultural exports.

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Brooks (R-AL) #178 Revised Terminates funding for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) after September 30, 2013.

VOTE RECOMMENDATION: NO

Eliminates program to help U.S. exporters find new markets in emerging economies.

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About Mark Smith

Trying to fight the good fight for better government. If you're offended, do more research - sometimes the truth is hard to take.
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