Millions of dollars were spent on the 2022 political campaigns, but it resulted in very few changes. Syngenta Senior Manager of Federal Government and Industry Relations Mary Kay Thatcher says there won’t be many new faces on Capitol Hill. “Every Senate incumbent who wanted to be reelected got reelected unless Georgia does something in a couple weeks and 97 percent of the House was reelected,” said Thatcher. “We’re going to wake up in January and it’s going to be a little like the movie Groundhog Day. The Democrats had a small margin in the House and now the Republicans will have a small margin; I suspect (incoming Speaker) Kevin McCarthy has just as difficult a time wrangling the troops as (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi did.” Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson wants to have the farm bill completed before its scheduled expiration at the end of September. Due to the work on the budget, Thatcher doesn’t believe that timeline will work.
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