Milkin’ It: Senators, Cow Hold Presser On Dairy Crisis

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) pets Maggie, a dairy cow from Fulton, Md., during a press conference on the national dairy crisis on Capitol Hill Sept. 15, 2009.

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Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) similarly petting Maggie. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called for $350 million to help struggling dairy farmers, joined by Klobuchar, Leahy, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Tom Udall (D-NM), plus members of the National Farmers Union.

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Maggie, ruminating, with the Capitol in the background.

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Leahy registering his approval of Maggie and support for dairy farmer Charles Iager.

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Iager, Klobuchar and Leahy with Maggie.

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