Regional
4:29 pm
Mon July 28, 2003

McConnell Pushes Tobacco Legislation

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he will introduce a tobacco buy-out bill in the Senate. The Louisville Republican warns that it could be very difficult to get the bi-partisan support needed to win passage in the Senate, and he calls the legislation a "compromise" which has the backing of tobacco state lawmakers.

McConnell says the bill will not provide "everything everybody wants," but he maintains that it could provide fair compensation to growers and quote owners.