Sen. Paul today introduced a bill to permanently suspend the application of agricultural price support authority to certain commodities, such as milk. In the absence of a Farm Bill, Sen. Paul's legislation would prevent the federal milk program from reverting back to the Agricultural Act of 1949 statute, also known as the "milk cliff."
"In the upcoming weeks, the Senate will be pressured to yet again pass a Farm Bill in an effort to avoid another "cliff'. With my legislation, we can avoid passing bills contingent upon "cliffs' and scare tactics," Sen. Paul said. "Instead of rushing to pass laws in order to avert public panic, we can focus on making bills better."