Iowa’s senators’ bills seem to have Bush vetoes written all over them these days By MARY RAE BRAGG TH staff writer
Sen. Tom Harkin said he’s trying not to take it personally, but he’s beginning to wonder if someone in the White House has it in for Iowa.
“I’ve become the most vetoed senator in Washington,” Harkin told Iowa reporters Wednesday, during his weekly conference call.
By John Bresnahan
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), who also happens to be a big player in Iowa Democratic politics, has been personally leaning on the four Senate Democrats running for president — Sens. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), Barack Obama (Ill.), Joe Biden (Del.) and Christopher Dodd (Conn.) — to be in Washington on Friday morning for an important cloture vote on the farm bill.
By BILL BOLLING
Late last month, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee approved a 2007 farm bill that could significantly impact food stamps and other food assistance programs for low-income families and individuals.
By MARY CLARE JALONICK
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration threatened to veto a multibillion-dollar farm package on Monday, saying the Senate bill doesn’t cut farm subsidies enough and would threaten World Trade Organization negotiations.