Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 4:54 PM

Debt Talks Delay Ag Spending—and Everything Else: Farm Briefing

Maeve Sheehey
Maeve Sheehey

House appropriators were supposed to face off about agriculture and nutrition spending this week, with a markup planned for the GOP’s party-line budget proposal.

Thanks to debt ceiling negotiations, that fight will have to wait. House Appropriations Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-Texas) delayed this week’s committee markups late Monday night “in order to give the Speaker maximum flexibility as talks continue.”

Ranking member Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) sounded off on the decision to delay agriculture and other markups.

“The four bills we were supposed to markup this week were the ‘easy ones,’ cherry-picked so House Republicans did not have to reveal ...

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