Boyd said the settlement would come up for a vote as part of an amendment that would expand Medicare benefits to the small-business loan bill. Boyd had a noon meeting with Reid.
“I’m calling the Republicans to vote for it today!” Boyd said in an e-mail to The Hill. “A vote against the bill is a vote against the black farmers.”
Funds for the settlement have passed the House already. But deficit worries and
complaints by Republicans over chamber procedure have stalled the agreement in
An e-mail to Reid’s press office asking about the vote was not immediately returned.