Press Release

Loebsack: House Leaders Again Kick Farm Bill Down the Road

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Washington, September 11, 2012 | Joe Hand (202-225-6576) | comments
Congressman Dave Loebsack today urged the Speaker of the House to bring up and pass a long-term farm bill after press reports that the Majority Party was planning on only bringing up a one year extension.  Loebsack has been leading the charge in Congress to pass a reformed farm bill that provides certainty to our farmers and includes drought relief to aid those who have been severely affected.    

“With Congress not being in session for over a month, Iowans expected work to be done toward moving forward a new reformed farm bill but instead will be presented with another missed opportunity and a can that’s kicked down the road because of politics in the form of another extension,” wrote Loebsack.  “Americans elected Congress to get things done for the American people. I stand ready to work in bipartisan fashion to get a farm bill passed and again urge your attention to bringing up the farm bill for passage in the House.”

Since earlier this summer, Loebsack had called on Congress to stay in session multiple times to get critical work done.    

A copy of today’s letter can be seen here.
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