Simpson Fingers Pence On Farm Bill
Vi Simpson with John Gregg (WIBC.com file photo: Eric Berman)
Democratic Candidate for Lt. Governor Vi Simpson says Republican Congressman Mike Pence is dragging his feet on support for the Farm Bill.
Simpson is running with John Gregg in his bid against Pence to be Indiana's next Governor. Simpson says House Republicans will leave the Farm Bill on the table if they follow through with plans to adjourn a week early. She says passage of the Farm Bill is crucial in light of the recent midwest drought and rise in food prices. Simpson says Pence should urge colleagues to stay put in Washington through the first week of October and pass the bill. The current measure expires September 30th.
She says the measure also covers energy, food research, military food subsidies, school lunches, nutrition education, food stamps and violence against women act. Simpson says the Senate has already cut $23 billion from the $1 trillion bill. Simpson says Pence has made no effort to amend the bill. She says he simply wants to block it. No response yet from the Pence camp on Simpson's charges.