Congress and Co-ops

While most US politicians seem to have little relevance for co-op and small business development, the health care co-op issue was championed by a senator from North Dakota, Kent Conrad, who was written up in the New York Times on two occasions.

     It turns out that the National Farmers Cooperative Council has a large Congressional Caucus with 22 Senators and 62 House members.  What exactly the members commitments are is definitely subject to a few compromises, as in the case of Senator Charles Schumer of NY, who was in bed with Wall St. leading up to the 2008 crash.