King: House Begins Work on Vital Farm Bill Legislation
Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today in anticipation of tomorrow's House Agriculture Committee markup of the 2012 Farm Bill. King is a senior member of the Agriculture Committee.
"My commitment in this historic markup is to protect the interests of the Corn Belt," said King. "Tomorrow, the process of re-writing the Farm Bill for the next five years begins in the House, with a markup of the legislation in the House Agriculture Committee. It will have a direct impact on our state by refining Title I programs and will offer farmers and producers more options. It will also reduce federal spending by $35 billion over the next ten years by streamlining federal programs, cutting duplicative ones, and reducing fraud and abuse in the food stamp program.
As a senior member of the Committee, I look forward to being actively involved in the mark up tomorrow, and I'll go into it with the needs of Iowa's families, farmers, and producers in mind to ensure they have a voice at the table as we move forward on this important legislation."