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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2642, Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013


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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 295 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Watt) for a unanimous consent request. Mr. WATT. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in opposition...



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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    HASTINGS of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in very strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts America's children. The SPEAKER pro...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I have a parliamentary inquiry. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman will state his parliamentary inquiry. Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, the Speaker has enunciated the rule; a simple...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    LEE of California. I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger in America. The SPEAKER pro...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger in America. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CUMMINGS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away from America's poor...



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    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BROWN of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the children of America. The...



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    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    MOORE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts America's children. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I have a parliamentary inquiry. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman will state his parliamentary inquiry. Mr. BUTTERFIELD. I have finally received a copy of the bill....



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2013-07-11

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in total opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts America's children. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger in America. [[Page H4378]] ...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because we are the conscience of the Congress....



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    LEWIS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away from America's poor...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Terri A. Sewell

    From: AL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SEWELL of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away from America's...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in very strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases poverty in America. ...



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    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CLARKE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in total and strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it starves America's children. The...



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    Representative Frederica S. Wilson

    From: FL District 24

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    WILSON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food from children, and it increases...



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    Representative Karen Bass

    From: CA District 37

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BASS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it contributes to hunger in America. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger in America. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative David Scott

    From: GA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food and nutrition from working...



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    Representative Bobby L. Rush

    From: IL District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    RUSH. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away from America's poor...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor, and it violates...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    WATERS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away from America's poor...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2013-07-11

    CLYBURN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it significantly increases poverty in America. ...



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    Representative Henry C. "Hank" Johnson Jr.

    From: GA District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because we are the conscience of the Congress....



    A picture of Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    Representative Rubén Hinojosa

    From: TX District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    HINOJOSA. Mr. Speaker, as chair of the CHC, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in very strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts America's...



    A picture of Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    MEEKS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor, it leaves children without...



    A picture of Representative Richard M. Nolan

    Representative Richard M. Nolan

    From: MN District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    NOLAN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it violates a decade-old principle uniting urban...



    A picture of Representative Ann M. Kuster

    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in very strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because veterans in my district, children and patriotic...



    A picture of Representative Susan A. Davis

    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    DAVIS of California. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger of our constituents...



    A picture of Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    Representative Nydia M. Velázquez

    From: NY District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    VELAZQUEZ. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to this mean-spirited farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food nutrition from...



    A picture of Representative Bennie G. Thompson

    Representative Bennie G. Thompson

    From: MS District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger not only in...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, a parliamentary inquiry. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman will state his parliamentary inquiry. Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, is it the ruling of the Chair that if in stating...



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    Representative Jared Huffman

    From: CA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor. The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Emanuel Cleaver

    From: MO District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CLEAVER. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because, Mr. Speaker, there is a five-decade symbiosis between...



    A picture of Representative Cedric L. Richmond

    Representative Cedric L. Richmond

    From: LA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    RICHMOND. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it's sinful, it increases poverty in America,...



    A picture of Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SLAUGHTER. Mr. Speaker, I want everybody who may be watching this or in earshot to understand that when the House of Representatives cannot pass a farm bill, we have reached a new low. The reverence...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-07-11

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his tremendous leadership on behalf of feeding the American people. It seems a very fundamental thing, Biblical in nature, family-wise,...



    A picture of Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, a vote for this bill is a vote to end nutrition programs in America. Members on the other side of the aisle have already expressed that this morning. Imagine referring to the nutrition...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    LANGEVIN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in opposition to the rule and the underlying bill, which cuts off nutrition assistance to millions of Americans, including...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

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    Date: 2013-07-11

    KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts America's children. The SPEAKER pro...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SCOTT of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food and nutrition from working...



    A picture of Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    Representative Marlin A. Stutzman

    From: IN District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    STUTZMAN. Thank you, Chairman Sessions, for yielding, and thank you for all of the hard work that you do in the Rules Committee. Mr. Speaker, I am a farmer. I love to farm. It's in my blood. I farmed...



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    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to this farm bill rule and underlying bill because it cruelly takes food away from poor children,...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger in our country. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Matt Cartwright

    From: PA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CARTWRIGHT. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to this farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it increases hunger in America, and it punishes...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, I object. I can't agree to a unanimous consent that this increases hunger in America. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Texas is not recognized for the purpose of debate. ...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentlewoman from Oregon (Ms. Bonamici) for a unanimous consent request. Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong...



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    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it will increase hunger in America. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    GOHMERT. I object. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Objection is heard. Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I yield to my good friend, the gentleman from Massachusetts (Mr. Kennedy) for a unanimous consent request. ...



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    Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III

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    Date: 2013-07-11

    KENNEDY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food nutrition away from working families. ...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it hurts the working poor and takes food and nutrition...



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    Representative Dina Titus

    From: NV District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    TITUS. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes the safety net away from America and Nevada's...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill and the underlying rule because it increases hunger and poverty in America. The SPEAKER...



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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time. Mr. McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, at this time I am proud to yield 1 minute to the gentleman from North Carolina (Mr. Butterfield). Mr. BUTTERFIELD....



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, it is no secret that the Republican Tea Party has a national agenda that is playing out right here in this Chamber today. You are attempting to defund food stamps--yes, you...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the relentless focus on the nutrition programs at risk; but remember, this is going to be the costliest farm bill in history. It contains no reform. It concentrates...



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    Representative Frank D. Lucas

    From: OK District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-07-11

    LUCAS. Mr. Speaker, I would have preferred to focus my time in the general debate, and that's still my intention. The rule debate historically, as we all know in this body, is more of a partisan discussion,...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, this is a shameful day. The House Republican leadership has decided again to abandon all efforts to come to a bipartisan agreement on the farm bill. Instead, they've launched...



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    Representative José E. Serrano

    From: NY District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    SERRANO. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food nutrition from working families. ...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-11

    WELCH. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks in strong opposition to the farm bill rule and the underlying bill because it takes food nutrition from working families. ...