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Fact Checking Fincher

Friday, June 21, 2013

During a hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources this week, Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) once again declared that “direct payments” would end under the farm bill being considered by the House.

That was true – except for cotton farmers like Fincher.

See video of Rep. Fincher at the hearing and read more here.

Table Scraps:

NPR on how the lack of real reform caused the House farm bill to fail.

The Hill has more on the unexpected, but welcomed, defeat of the farm bill.

Tweet of the Day:

@MCJalonick The House's broad rejection of a massive farm bill could signal a shift in the way Congress views agriculture policy. …

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