Sean Maloney added to House Ag Committee
- As the fight over the Farm Bill heats back up, Cong. Maloney is now the one Democrat from NY on the House Ag CommitteeThe recent farm bill extension was largely a disaster. The one good news is that it avoided further cuts to the food stamp programs. But otherwise the 9 month extension was all bad news with many critical community food initiatives defunded.Since the fiscal cliff deal was negotiated at the last minute between VP Biden and Senator Minority Leader McConnel of Kentucky, McConnell dropped the bill that had been negotiated for two years, really hurt dairy farmers (NY) and protected southern farmers.