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Senator Chambliss Disappointed

November 16, 2007

Albany - - Senator Saxby Chambliss says he's disappointed Congress couldn't agree on a new farm bill before they adjourned for the holidays. 

We caught up with Chambliss as he got off his flight at the Albany airport Friday evening. That farm bill now has more than 280 proposed amendments.

It may not come up for a vote until February and Chambliss says that could hurt South Georgia producers.

"We've been working on it now for about 10 days and instead of having an open process, allowing amendments to the bill that came out of the committee, and getting the farm bill passed, we've had no amendments debated and again the political games that were caught in have not allowed us to finish that farm bill," he says.

Chambliss says he's also disappointed the Senate didn't pass a bill to provide extra funding to troops in Iraq.

He says more attention needs to placed on getting troops the equipment they need, instead of focusing on a pull out.

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