The US House will attempt to elect a speaker on Wednesday after Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan failed on the first ballot.
American Soybean Association CEO Steve Censky says without a speaker, the House remains paralyzed and any legislative work, including work on the farm bill, is stalled. “The Republican Conference has been struggling in the House,” he says. “And it’s been very divisive and you’ve had a group of ultra-conservatives that have been slowing the process.”
He tells Brownfield the ag appropriations bill, recently considered by the House is another example.