Loebsack to Boehner: Take the Commonsense Step and Move the Farm Bill to Conference PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Monday, 22 July 2013 08:13

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today called on House Speaker John Boehner to immediately go to Conference Committee on the farm bill to work out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.  Loebsack has consistently fought to move a farm bill forward that can be signed into law.  Last month, he joined the Iowa delegation, and was one of only 24 Democrats, to support the House version of the farm bill that contained both agriculture and nutrition policy and was subsequently voted down.  He also introduced in the House the bipartisan farm bill legislation that recently passed the Senate with the support of both Senators Harkin and Grassley.

“It is critical to Iowa’s economy, farmers, families, and our rural communities that the farm bill process continues moving forward to get a bill signed into law as quickly as possible,” wrote Loebsack.  “While Members like me have promoted compromise throughout the farm bill process, it is now time that you take the commonsense step forward by moving a complete farm bill to conference. I urge you to recognize the opportunity for compromise by moving quickly to conference with both our agricultural programs and nutrition programs.”

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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