Veto Threat could be Negotiation Tactic

Senate leader thinks the threat to veto the Farm Bill is simply the administration's way of getting what they want.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., thinks the much publicized threat of a Presidential veto of the farm bill is a negotiation tactic.

"I think the veto threats are related to leverage in conference," McConnell says. "Administrations who have problems with bills huff and puff and they have leverage because it takes a Presidential signature to make a law, and the back and forth will go on between the administration and conferees."

McConnell is confident that an agreement will be reached on the farm bill.

"I do think we can resolve the differences between the House and Senate farm bills," McConnell says. "And I think we can get a Presidential signature. It'll be a negotiated process like it always is, but I think we've got a good chance of getting a farm bill. I'm optimistic, and we'll see whether I'm right or not."

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