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Washington Insider - Monday
Mon Aug 4, 2014 06:19 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

'Cut-as-You-Go' Proves Difficult for GOP to Put Into Practice

House Republicans are finding it increasingly difficult to put into practice their pledge to offset new or emergency federal spending by cutting spending elsewhere. The procedure, known as "cut-as-you-go," or "cut-go" for short, is the GOP's answer to Democrats' "pay-go" plan, a procedural rule put in place as a way to ensure new permanent spending or tax cuts were offset elsewhere in the budget by equivalent spending cuts and/or revenue increases.

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