Politics
12:40 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Three 'Vital' Bills McCaskill Says Are Being Ignored

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she's frustrated with the House of Representatives for not taking up three pieces of legislation that she calls "bipartisan" and "vitally important."

The Democratic Senator says she doesn't understand why members of the House won't take up legislation on:

  • the U.S. Postal Service
  • the Violence Against Women Act, or
  • the Farm Bill, which she says is very important for Missouri.

"Once again [it] reduces our deficit by $23 billion, a strong bipartisan bill, both Senator Blunt and I support the bill," McCaskill said. "It cuts not only some of the farm programs, but also cuts food stamps in a way that is also responsible, but allows our farmers to have certainty going forward."

The Farm Bill has been stalled in the House since this summer. It deals with a wide range of issues including food stamps and crop insurance.

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