Worse yet, he’s proud of the reason he has failed to deliver a farm bill that provides desperately needed drought relief. He believes it’s more important to demand a farm bill that ruthlessly cuts $16 billion from nutrition programs — programs that some Iowa families depend on — than to pass the farm bill that Iowa needs.
It would be terrible enough for King to completely fail to deliver a farm bill and desperately needed relief, knowing he has had months upon months to work out the details before the September 30th deadline. But to have failed because of his stubborn demand that food be taken from Iowa kids? That’s unconscionable.
The current farm bill will expire very soon with nothing to replace it. We can’t wait until after Election Day to take action.
The petition text reads as follows:
“Congressman King, Iowans urgently need you to pass a farm bill based on Iowa values. It’s time to stop playing games with drought relief for Iowa farmers. top demanding to cut $16 billion that helps feed Iowa families and pass a farm bill now.”