This week's Cotton Newsline 3 cuts.All cuts are Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1
The Senate has had under consideration all week a mini-omnibus appropriations measure (the "minibus" H.R. 2112) that includes the FY12 agriculture appropriations measure. Robbie Minnich, Senior Government Relations Representative for the National Cotton Council, says the package was subject to numerous amendments but was moving ahead until the Senate recessed without completing work on the bill.
Suggested Introduction 2
Minnich says Senate leaders agreed to allow numerous amendments from members of both parties as long as the proposals were generally germane to the appropriations measures.
Suggested Introduction 3
According to Minnich the NCC joined with agriculture groups in a letter urging the Senate to reject amendments to the FY12 agriculture appropriations bill under consideration as part of the minibus.