WASHINGTON (AP) — As the House began debate on its version of a new five-year farm bill, the dean of Minnesota’s congressional delegation urged colleagues to pass it.
Rep. Collin Peterson, the senior Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, says compromise is rare on Capitol Hill, but it’s what’s needed to get the bill passed. He says he didn’t get everything he wanted, and the panel’s Republican chairman didn’t get everything he wanted, but that’s how the legislative process is supposed to work.READ MORE: Apartments Evacuated After Fire In South Minneapolis
The White House is threatening to veto the House version, saying its food stamp cuts could leave some Americans hungry. But some Republican opponents want even deeper food stamp cuts.READ MORE: Multiple People Injured In House Explosion In Cambridge
Peterson says huge cuts would be wrong, but it’s unrealistic to refuse to cut one penny from food stamps either.MORE NEWS: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
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