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Amendments of Interest to Ag

Tue, 03 Aug 2010 6:00:13 CDT




Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid says he is pretty close to an agreement with Senate
Republican leaders on a procedure to consider and complete action on a small
business package this week. On the Senate floor Monday - Reid said he has been
in talks with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about voting on various
amendments to the underlying small business bill.

style="FONT-FAMILY: arial; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">That bill includes a
30-billion dollar small business lending fund and 12-billion in tax breaks for
small businesses. Amendments related to the estate tax, the biodiesel tax credit
and other non-agriculture issues have been floated as
possibilities.

style="FONT-FAMILY: arial; COLOR: #000000; FONT-SIZE: 10pt">Reid’s goal is to
complete this matter this week. The Senate begins its summer recess this Friday.
The House is already in recess and both houses of Congress will return to
Washington on September 14th

 

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