This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Robbie Minnich (pronounced Men-ic), Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
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The House passed a bill, on a strictly party line vote, to cut forty-nine and a half billion dollars from spending over the next five years. According to Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council the House majority leaders agreed to a number of changes just before the vote in order to win the final wavering members.
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Minnich says the following breakdown lists the program reductions within the House Ag Committees jurisdiction.
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According to Minnich, The Senate Agriculture Committee, under the guidance of Chairman Saxby Chambliss of Georgia earlier passed a reconciliation package that the Congressional Budget Office estimated would reduce mandatory programs under that Committee’s jurisdiction by 196 million dollars in fiscal year ’06 and just over 3 billion dollars for the next 5 years, covering Fiscal Years 2006-2010.