Senator Tom Harkin says there’s no need to put the brakes on a new Farm Bill. House leaders may delay action on a Farm Bill ’til next year due to new questions about the federal budget. Harkin, the chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, says he’ll press for action by year’s end.Harkin says the Farm Bill’s about policy, not just money. Harkin is critical of the Republican-crafted Farm Bill that’s pending in the House. Harkin says the House bill merely continues current policy.Senator Harkin says he’d consider proposals for changing U-S immigration policy, but is not ready to react to what Mexico’s President will propose tonight during a joint session of Congress. Mexico President Vincente Fox wants undocumented Mexicans to work in the U-S to earn legal status.Harkin says he wants more details from the Mexican President before he comments further.
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