Cornyn says senators working to address crop insurance concerns. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Updated 5:07 p.m. | Farm-state lawmakers have been assured by leaders that a provision in the bipartisan budget deal that would trim the federal crop insurance subsidy program will be replaced down the road, Senate Republican Caucus Chairman John Thune confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
“There’s an understanding that we will try and find a different offset. In the House, I think this thing is now pretty well put together, pretty well baked,” said Thune, also chair of the Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus. “So, I think what they send us is what we’ll vote on. But we do have another opportunity coming up, with the omnibus bill, to find another offset.”