Top Democrat attempts to block Trump from paying farm bailout

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House Appropriations Committee chaired Nita Lowey of New York is proposing to block a White House request regarding its farm trade aid program a Washington post review of the draft legislation says it would potentially mean trouble for president trump's ability to direct aid payments to thousands of American farmers a key Republican lawmakers says the Democrats move could potentially systolic he bill needed to avoid another government shutdown the farm bailout is one of several unresolved issues that lawmakers will have to work through to meet a deadline by the end of this month up until now the payments have not needed congressional approval but the timing of this next round of payments is directly tied to approval from Congress the USDA is planning to spend about twenty eight billion in payments over the next two

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