Immigration advocates are beginning to worry that their fight could slip behind a cause that wasn’t even an issue during the election: gun control.
With immigration expected to be a top issue in the new Congress, lawmakers in both parties continue to call for a bipartisan approach — while also preparing for battle.
The legislation passed by Congress in the first hours of 2012 affected more than just the farm bill, addressing the estate tax, capital gains and payroll taxes.
The U.S. House and Senate have voted to extend the farm bill for nine months, bringing a disappointing end to efforts by farm lobbyists to enact a new five-year farm bill in 2012.
The post-election “lame duck” session is now underway, and could run almost until Christmas, providing a good window for action on the Farm Bill.