A spending bill recently signed by the President provides funding for the federal government through December 11.
Congressman Rodney Davis indicates a major impact of the spending bill is the refunding of the Commodity Credit Corporation.
Congressman Davis explains seventy-five percent of government spending is mandatory. The other twenty-five percent is what gets debated every year. He says without the refunding of the CCC farmers would not be able to be reimbursed.
Congressman Davis says the refunding of the CCC was a bipartisan effort after it was held up by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Speaker was pressured by Democrats from agricultural states to provide the refunding.
The short-term measure will keep the federal government funded through December 11.