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Letter to the Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House, and the Honorable Eric Cantor, Majority leader of the House

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Date:
Location: Washington, DC

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
H-232, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

The Honorable Eric Cantor
Majority Leader
H-329, The Capitol
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor:

I am writing to urge you to bring the bipartisan Farm Bill, which passed House Agriculture Committee last night, up for a vote in the full House next week.

Like millions of small businesses across the country, farmers need certainty and confidence to succeed. Agriculture and related industries account for one in six jobs in Iowa and contribute $72 billion into the state's economy annually. Failure to quickly pass a Farm Bill will have a devastating impact on my constituents and the agricultural industry across the country.

Over the past month, I have held twelve Food, Farm and Jobs Bill listening sessions and I heard over and over the importance of passing a Farm Bill immediately. As you know, if a Farm Bill is not passed into law by September 30th, America's agricultural policy will revert to the outdated 1949 Farm Bill.

It is vital that we get a Farm Bill passed out of the House prior to the August recess.

Respectfully, bring the Farm Bill up for a vote next week. I stand prepared to work with you to accomplish this goal.

Sincerely,
Bruce Braley


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