Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today made stops in Eastern Iowa to talk about the drought and Farm Bill in DeWitt and Eldridge, Iowa. On a farm tour of Bob and Mary Anne Braden's home, Congressman Braley discussed the impact of the drought and concerns dealing with the Farm Bill. He spoke with Democrats and Republicans about their worries if the Farm Bill is not passed, and what would happen to laws if the current Farm Bill fully expires.
"The Iowans I talked to today, Democrats and Republicans, are deeply concerned that the Farm Bill is not going to be passed. They are worried that all of the necessary protections the Farm Bill provides will be gone and laws will revert back to the 1949 Farm Bill. They know this is unacceptable, I know this is unacceptable, and we all wish the rest of Congress would understand just how important it is to get the Farm Bill passed as soon as possible."
Braley has started a discharge petition which would force the house to move towards a vote in the U. S. House. However, House Leadership refuses to move on the issue and bring up the bill.