Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

DEFENSE SPENDING BILL IS BEING THREATENED

CLOVIS (KSMX) – Congress is working to include environmental protection and relief for agricultural producers in its defense spending bill for 2020, but President Trump is threatening to veto the entire bill if it keeps those sections.

As more harmful PFAS chemical contamination is found near military installations across the country, Congress is putting pressure on the Trump Administration to take care of those affected, including a dairy farmer here in Clovis.

Art Schaap, owner of Highland Dairy, has been affected by contaminated water from Cannon Air Force Base. Schaap told myhighplains.com that he is dumping his milk and cannot sell his cows or dairy products.

Sen. Udall said he believes if President Trump does decide to veto the defense spending bill, they will override the veto. He said he expects the House to pass its version with these provisions as amendments.

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