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Braley Statement on Adjournment of Congress


Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today commented on the early adjournment of Congress.

"It's frustrating that Speaker Boehner has decided to adjourn without allowing a vote on very important and time sensitive legislation. The Farm Bill, the Wind Energy Tax Credit extension, the Middle Class Tax Cut extension, the Adoption Tax Credit, the Violence Against Women Act and Postal Reform are all sitting on the desk of the House Speaker, ready to be voted on, but nothing was done.

"Iowans have been directly affected by Congress' inability to get things done. Just days ago, Siemens in Fort Madison had layoffs of over 400 employees because the Wind Energy Tax Credit has not been extended. Plus, the 2008 Farm Bill will expire on September 30th, sending farm laws back to 1949. I opposed adjournment and am disheartened at the games being played in Washington. I will continue to fight for Iowa families and farmers."

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