Congress went on vacation last week, leaving little hope that South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers will see a Farm Bill extension from Congress.
Kristi Noem says she went to bat for the Farm Bill – and the results are in:
- The House leadership refuses to even hold a vote on the Farm Bill.
- After toying with the idea of a one-year extension of the 2008 Farm Bill, the House scrapped that idea too.
- The stop-gap disaster relief bill passed by the House on Thursday addressed only a portion of the industries that need support.
Since Congress won’t return to Washington until September–at which point they have about three weeks to finish their business before the election–Kristi will probably be back in South Dakota soon, walking in parades, attending rodeos, hosting taxpayer-funded tele town halls, and, if we’re lucky, a few debates with Matt Varilek.
If you see Kristi in your community, be sure to ask her:
“What are you doing right now to pass a farm bill for South Dakota’s farmers and ranchers?”
We’d love to hear her response, too. So, If you have a camera or video-capable cell phone on hand, please record her answer and send us a video!
It’s time Kristi start taking responsibility for a Congress that keeps wasting time and taxpayer money while not addressing concerns during the worst drought in 50 years.