Stabenow calls for House to name conferees

Published online: Sep 10, 2013
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Senate Ag Committee chair Debbie Stabenow and Majority Leader Harry Reid are calling on House leadership to announce their conferees for the Farm Bill conference committee.

Stabenow says it is time "to stop kicking the can down the road.It's time to do the work we were sent here to do and finally finish this farm bill."

The Michigan Democrat says she does not support any extension of the current farm bill "because it is bad policy that yields no deficit reduction, no reform and does nothing to help American agriculture create jobs."

There are growing concerns that the House will not get around to the nutrition title of their farm bill in the weeks to come as Congress first deals with the President's request for action on Syria, then the budget as the fiscal year ends at the end of this month and another debt ceiling increase after that.