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A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House are forming a new caucus to promote a new free-trade deal that would open up markets around the Pacific Rim, including the high-coveted Japanese market.
For budget hawks, federal farm-subsidy programs have long been a huge but elusive target, but critics say the time might finally be right to reap a harvest of savings by cutting payments to farmers as lawmakers gear up for a massive fight next year on a new long-term farm bill.
Pork is back on the menu and the appetite is growing on Capitol Hill, where the number of lawmakers voluntarily swearing off earmarks for pet projects has fallen by nearly half compared with last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) The Democratic-controlled House passed legislation today that combines billions in aid for farmers with money for low-income nutrition programs, defying a veto threat from President Bush over the bill's largesse to crop producers.