AFBF's Maslyn outlines issue for lame duck session and beyond
Some of the most pressing issues facing agriculture and the entire nation must be addressed during the upcoming lame-duck session of Congress, but there will be plenty of issues to hash out in the new year, as President Barack Obama begins his second term and the 113th Congress comes to Washington, according to Mark Maslyn, executive director of public policy for AFBF.
Maslyn said that issues such as the farm bill, expiring tax provisions and the sequestration issues related to the so-called “fiscal cliff” must be dealt with this year during the lame-duck session of Congress. Looking into the new year, Maslyn said the new Congress and the president will have to deal with impasses over the budget and tax issues. In addition, issues such as farm labor and international trade hang in the balance.
Maslyn outlined these issues in videos that are available through the American Farm Bureau federatin. For more of Maslyn's comments, as well as other videos, visit http://fbvideos.org/.