Administration wants to send $12 billion to farmers affected by trade war with China, EU
Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said the White House's $12 billion agriculture bailout was like a pair of "gold crutches" after tariffs cut off farmers’ legs. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Lawmakers from the Midwest are sticking together in their criticism of President Donald Trump for the White House’s bailout proposal for farmers acutely feeling the recoil of a trade war the president himself started.
Across party and ideological lines, senators and House members from Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio, and elsewhere across the Midwest assailed Trump’s plan to send an additional $12 billion to farmers affected by Chinese and European counter-tariffs on U.S. agriculture.