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Congress spent two years kicking the can down the road, but it appears members are finally prepared to vote on a farm bill this week.
Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty, the battle now is about who won. Nobody won.
This is how bad it has gotten. President Obama had to go on TV to apologize for the disastrous Obamacare rollout. It wasn't much of an apology. Now he'll have to apologize for the apology.
Benefits passed in 2009 expire November 1, which means families receiving assistance can expect to lose about 16 meals per month.
COLORADO SEN. MICHAEL BENNET has been appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the bipartisan coalition charged with reconciling the radically different farm bills that came out of the Senate and then the House this summer.
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.-- Last week U.S. Republican representatives voted to exclude the nation’s revamped food stamps program from the House version of the 2013 farm bill. This week, the Colorado Public Interest Research Group released a report on what it calls the farm bill’s wasteful agricultural-subsidy spending, joining with farmers to ask Congress to make real reforms before passing the vital five-year legislation.
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