That doesn't work. To look up a bill [using the farm bill as a specific example] start here.
- Type the bill number [hr 2419] into the Search Bill Text box, choose the Bill Number button, and click on Search.
- As of this posting, there are 4 versions of the bill. Click on the link to the version you want. I used the one labelled (Placed on Calendar in Senate) H.R.2419.PCS.
- That brings up the table of contents for the bill [all nicely hyperlinked].
- If you want to see the amendments, click on Link to the Bill Summary & Status file at the top of the page.
CBO cost estimate
Senator Lugar to introduce FRESH Act [amendment] Tues Oct 23
I can't tell for sure, but it looks like you can call and say something about it [FRESH Act]
When: Tuesday, October 23, 3:15pm
How: Call: 866-740-1260; passcode: 572331
Why: The FRESH Act would provide an innovative, cost-saving farm safety net while overhauling crop subsidy programs, which currently help only one-third of American farmers. It would provide $6 billion more than the current farm bill in funding for farm conservation programs that help farmers improve water quality, air quality, and wildlife habitat and protect working farm and ranchland from sprawl. These reforms also would align our agricultural programs with our international obligations at the World Trade Organization. The FRESH Act would encourage a healthy food supply and would provide greater funding for nutrition programs.
CONTACT: Sean Crowley of Environmental Defense, +1-202-572-3331 or email@example.com
Why it's so hard to cut out the subsidies for Big Agriculture: food stamps and some other programs that help low income people eat are also part of the farm bill. No fat for rich corps = no food for poor folks.
Not that that's the only problem.
Some blogs and such, on farm policy: