Farm Bill Heats Up U.S. Senate Race In Arkansas

Another battle line has been drawn in the high-profile U.S. Senate race in Arkansas, as the candidates are at war over the Farm Bill making its way through Congress this week.

The Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), voted against the bill Wednesday, while the man whose U.S. Senate seat he’s challenging, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), said he will vote for it.

The U.S. Farm Bill easily cleared the house Wednesday morning and now heads to the Senate for a vote, possibly Thursday.

The measure would expand insurance payments to farmers in years when they have bad crops, while eliminating the direct payment program, which pays farmers whether they plant crops or not.

Challenger Tom Cotton voted against the bill, saying, “This bill spends too much and leaves Arkansas farmers with too little. Arkansas farmers will receive barely 0.5% of one percent of its bloated $956 billion price tag, half of what they received in the 2008 bill.”

Pryor, the man trying to hold onto the senate seat, said he plans to cast a yes vote, adding, “The bill means good jobs and economic security for families across Arkansas.” Pryor also said the bill ensures farmers are protected in times of severe weather and natural disasters.

The other three members of Arkansas’ House Delegation voted for the bill, including Rep. Steve Womack (R-Ark.), Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) and Rick Crawford (R-Ark.).

The bill still needs to be passed in Senate and signed by the president to be made into a law. Both chambers reached agreement on the bill this week, making its final passage almost certain.

4 comments

  • William LaSalle

    Obamacare, the Patriot Act, the NDAA, the Cyber Security Bill, Common Core Education, and Trans Fats Bans is just like Obama, our Judicial Branch, our Senators and our Representatives continually attacking Christians and preaching for Immigration Reform and Gun Control.

    Obama and Biden love Gun Control more than Adolf Hitler loved Gun Control.

    It is only about People Control.

    It is only about destroying our Human Rights and Freedoms.

    No Incumbents.

    Just in case you went to a Muslim school in Indonesia and did not learn the Bill of Rights and were a Foreign Exchange student and partied all the way through college while the rest of us had to work for a liveing, here is the Bill of Rights.

    The Human Rights and Freedoms we are born with because we are free men and women.

    They are only documented in the Constitution so our rich fat cat officials in Washington, DC do not forget we have them.

    Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”

    Amendment I

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Amendment II

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    Amendment III

    No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

    Amendment IV

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Amendment V

    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    Amendment VI

    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

    Amendment VII

    In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

    Amendment VIII

    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

    Amendment IX

    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    Amendment X

    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

  • William LaSalle

    Vote all the incumbents of our house and senate out. They have not fired Eric Holder, Obama, and every one of Obama’s appointees.

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