NEWS
Putting a Stop to Furloughs
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Mar 13, 2013 02:25 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- A group of eight Republican senators have cosponsored an amendment that would prevent federal agencies from furloughing certain essential government employees such as meat-safety inspectors.

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., lead sponsor of the amendment, talked about it Wednesday morning during a meeting with members of the Missouri Farm Bureau who are in town for an annual fly-in.

Members of Congress and the meatpacking industry have been at loggerheads with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack over possible furloughs of meat inspectors due to the sequester cuts. The bill goes beyond meat inspectors, but uses a standard set during the ...

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