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Agricultural Act Of 2014—Conference Report February 4, 2014
Richard Durbin, D-IL
"These are amazing and important goals. I am glad Senator Stabenow and all the conferees applied themselves to make this happen. I am disappointed by one provision. I know Senator Stabenow will not be surprised. Despite modest reforms, we still provide extraordinary outside premium support for many farmers who buy crop insurance."
Agricultural Act Of 2014—Conference Report February 3, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"Changing my reforms behind closed doors is wrong. The House and Senate had spoken on the issue. With no debate in the Senate here, a 230-194 vote in support of the Fortenberry amendment in the House of Representatives—something under the Senate rules that is the same in both bodies should not be messed with by the conferees, but it was changed dramatically."
Agricultural Act Of 2014—Conference Report—Continued January 30, 2014
Charles Grassley, R-IA
"The conferees did not stop at just kicking the decision over to the Department, they also tied the USDA’s hands with unnecessary requirements that must be met before action can even be taken. That is why I say it is going to be difficult for Secretary Vilsack. I hope he can find ways to accomplish what I want to accomplish. As I said, I think that is where his heart is."
Conference Report On H.R. 2642, Federal Agriculture Reform And Risk Management Act Of 2014 January 29, 2014
Lee Terry, R-NE
"I want to congratulate all the conferees on getting to this point."
Making Continuing Appropriations For Fiscal Year 2014—Continued December 17, 2013
Roger Wicker, R-MS
"I think everyone should understand that although the Senator from Washington chairs the committee and was a member of the conference committee, this is not a report of the conference committee. The question I wish to ask is, Did the negotiators realize, when this COLA-less-1-percent provision was inserted in the conference committee, that it would mean $80,000 lifetime out of the retirement pay of the typical enlisted retiree? Did the conferees realize the magnitude of what they were agreeing to? Did the two negotiators agree to the magnitude of what they were sending to the House and Senate?"

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