Democrats in the House have added a new facet to the debate over the
Although some Democrats have said they would back off spending on "pet projects" tacked onto legislation, many Democrats have been supporting farm disaster aid since the previous Congress.
Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., defends Democrats' desire to add farm disaster aid - which makes up the majority of the agricultural spending tacked on to the
Obey added $252 million for milk subsides and Sam Farr, representing
A USA Today article Thursday morning paints the farm spending as Democrats paying back farm interests that contribute to their campaigns. For instance, Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Ga., helped to add $74 million to help peanut growers with storage fees, saying he would have done the same whether or not peanut interests had made big contributions to his last race.
Meanwhile, House Republicans, who already opposed the spending bill because of language aimed at getting