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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Devin Nunes
Farmers in California's drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California's long-term water problems.
House Speaker John Boehner visited a dusty California field on Wednesday, joining Central Valley Republicans to announce an emergency drought-relief bill to help farmers through what is certain to be a devastating year.
Conservatives in the House sabotaged Speaker John A. Boehner's plan Tuesday to dent Obamacare while reopening the government and raising the debt ceiling, leaving senators scrambling to kick-start their own deal before Thursday's deadline for a potential default.
Despite taking a beating this week in the "fiscal cliff" showdown with President Obama and Democrats, conservative Republicans have vowed to regroup in coming weeks and redouble their efforts to rein in federal spending.
The mad cow that was recently discovered through routine testing in California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy, federal officials revealed Thursday.
Unique among the plans, it transformed Medicaid's inferior health care system such that, as Mr. Nunes said, it would have given the poor not only health care, but "dignity," because it put funds directly into their pockets to purchase first-rate coverage.
Mr. Reid pointed out that Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, said House Republicans were waiting for Mr. Cruz to explain the next move now that "he's the one that got us into this mess."