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U.S. Budget Week: GOP Farm Bill Chaos is Bad Omen for Debt Hike

June 21, 2013
Market News International

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Bob Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, said the defeat of the farm bill is troubling because the bill is often passed on a large bipartisan vote. Additionally, he said the failure of the House GOP leadership raises questions about their legislative acumen.

"The farm bill is a major bill and the majority party is not supposed to bring up a major bill unless it's confident that it can pass it. This level of miscalculation should not occur," he said.