Ranking Member GT Thompson and Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee are planning to offer an amendment to the Democrats’ COVID relief proposal. Thompson said the Democrats’ bill is filled with “political giveaways and excessive spending,” but it does not meet the needs of Rural America. The Republican amendment seeks more than $2 billion for rural hospitals and schools, $1 billion to support the biofuels industry and $800 million to address rural broadband connectivity.
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