Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) today delivered the weekly GOP address, where in part, she discussed the ongoing U.S. drought and a disaster aid measure passed by the House on August 2nd.
This portion of Rep. Hartzler’s remarks can be heard here:
Rep. Hartlzer stated that, “Like you, I was relieved earlier this month when the House passed a bipartisan measure helping farmers devastated by the ongoing drought. A lot was riding on this bill, but the Senate, a body controlled by the president’s party, left Washington for the month of August without even bringing it to a vote. The president has seen fit to politicize this issue, but the fact is he didn’t urge the Senate to act. That is a true shame. Drought conditions continue to worsen, and the shaky state of the economy only amplifies our anxiety.”
The full presentation from Rep. Hartzler today can be viewed in the following video.
For more on the politics of this issue, see this FarmPolicy.com update from August 15, “Farm Bill Politics: Two Different Views.”