[eDebate] Missing Chapter in approved 2008 Farm Bill

Sue Peterson bk2nocal
Thu Jun 5 18:03:06 CDT 2008


Just thought some of you might be interested...

>From Earth Times.com:
Only about 90 per cent of the bill will actually become law after an
embarrassing clerical error meant one of its 15 chapters had been
accidentally left out of the legislation sent to the White House last week.
The missing chapter will now likely be adopted separately. House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats' leader in the lower chamber, said she took
responsibility for the mistake. She admitted her response to hearing of the
omission Wednesday had been "uncustomarily crude."

>From Politico.com:

After consulting with parliamentarians, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said
that the House had properly overridden Bush on those portions on the
parchment - but that left Title III, which covers trade and important
international nutrition programs, out in the cold.

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Sue Peterson, Director of Speech and Debate at CSU Chico
sepeterson at csuchico.edu
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