Congress can’t agree on broad drought relief
WASHINGTON (MCT) — As the drought worsened in the Midwest and Great Plains, Congress did not provide broad relief for farmers and ranchers before leaving for a month of campaigning Thursday.
The House did pass a scaled-down $383-million package primarily to help ranchers whose livestock losses and feed costs are mounting as arid conditions make land unusable for grazing. The vote was 223-197, with 35 mostly farm-state Democrats joining Republicans to pass it. Most Democrats held out for a broader farm bill.
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