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Congressman Ralph Abraham

Representing the 5th District of Louisiana

Abraham statement on Farm Bill delay

September 28, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, released the following statement after the House broke for a recess before the House and Senate agreed on renewing the Farm Bill.

“Sadly, America’s farmers have been caught up in the political games of the swamp. Each time we think we have an agreement, Sen. Stabenow and Senate Democrats move the goal posts, asking for ridiculous things like crop insurance for roof top gardens and other urban farm priorities. They have put at risk vital agriculture programs that rural America depends on all to tow the party line and delay as much legislative business as possible in hopes they’ll retake Congress in the midterm elections. The people should not have to suffer because of Washington’s political games,” said Dr. Abraham, a member of the Farm Bill Conference Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.

The 39 programs currently at risk due delays from Democrats can be found here.
 

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