FARM BILL: No Recess Until Resolution – Braley

Rep. Braley (D) already has his name on the ballot

Rep. Braley (D) already has his name on the ballot

Representative Bruce Braley is calling on the Speaker of the House, John Boehner to keep congress from taking its August recess until it passes a farm bill.

Earlier this month, the House passed a partisan version of the bill. It did not address the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

The Senate has passed a more comprehensive bill including a nutrition program.

Braley is urging Speaker Boehner to bring up the Senate bill on the House floor.

“Passing a long-term farm bill is a necessity for rural America. Farmers and agricultural producers have waited too long for the certainty that a five-year farm bill provides,” Rep. Braley said. “Without a Farm Bill to provide predictability, it’s harder for farmers to invest in the future – to create jobs and grow the economy.”

The bill expires on September 30th.

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