Conrad Burns was right when, in an article from a month or more ago, he was quoted as saying he doubted the Ag Appropriations bill would pass and that Congress would vote on a continuing resolution that would keep the 2012 Appropriations bill in play (the one with the de-funding of USDA inspectors in horse slaughter plants language removed).
This is just what Valley Meats in NM is counting on should the current lawsuit against them by HSUS and Front Range be dismissed or should our side lose in court. We have until the end of October to lobby Congress to pass the new bills or we could see horses being slaughtered in New Mexico in November.
By David Lawder
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Floating a strategy for thwarting "" in autumn fiscal debates, House Republican leaders on Tuesday pledged to demand a one-year delay to the health reform law in any deal to raise the federal .
They also unveiled a strategy to withhold money to implement Obamacare in connection with a stop-gap funding measure that would keep government agencies open from October 1 to December 15."
And this came in an email from my Arkansas Senator John Boozman: