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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Rosa L. Delauro
A group of House Democrats said Tuesday they would rather defeat the entire farm bill than agree to food-stamp cuts that Republicans are proposing in the legislation, which is expected to see its first committee action Wednesday.
Worried about the political threat of rising gas prices, Democrats scrambled over the weekend to push back against the GOP's latest line of attack on the White House: connecting consumers' pain at the pump with President Obama.
House Republicans on a key spending committee have put some of President Obama's top health care and education priorities squarely in its crosshairs.
"It's not an abortifacient," ranking member Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, said abruptly, prompting Mr. Harris to object.
"This is another in an endless series of Republican attacks on the foundations of the American middle class," said Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat. "If we are going to rebuild a globally competitive economy that works for everyone, we need to let the NLRB do its work."