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Controversy over aid to farmers may hinder adoption of interim government budget

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Controversy over aid to farmers may hinder adoption of interim government budget

Current federal government funding expires on September 30

The U.S. Congress is considering a bill this week to fund the federal government until mid-December, but controversy over aid to farmers has raised questions about whether lawmakers can avoid a government shutdown amid the pandemic and weeks ahead of the November 3 elections..

With government funding expiring on Sept. 30, House Democrats announced that they had submitted a temporary funding bill, but angered Republicans by not including the funds President Donald Trump wanted to provide to farmers..

Democrats’ draft government funding bill shamefully misses out on the important help and support American farmers need.Controversy over aid to farmers may hinder adoption of interim government budget Now is not the time to exacerbate the plight of farmers and rural America by depriving them of financial aid, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted..

Republicans may try to amend this document, but ultimately both houses of Congress must approve the same version of the bill before it is sent to President Donald Trump for signature..

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