Harkin says he doesn't understand motivation of farm bill veto threat
In the shadow of a presidential veto threat, U.S. Senate debate on the new incarnation of the Farm Bill is expected to start again Friday. Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, the Democrat who chairs the Agriculture Committee, says he doesn't understand the politics behind the Bush Administration's motivations, as he thinks the legislation is right on target.
"We crafted a bill that's good for America, that's fiscally responsible, meets our budget guidelines," Harkin says, "it's a strong bipartisan measure that came through our committee without one negative vote. It maintains farm income protection, invests in nutrition, conservation, renewable energy and rural development, but now all of this is in jeopardy."
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