Marshall Calls on Democrats to Restore Vital Funding for Kansas Farmers and Ranchers
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement after Democrat leadership again blocked necessary funding for COVID-19 assistance for farmers and ranchers.
“Time and time again, Democrats have attempted to undercut funding and financial resources for farm and agriculture programs. Funding for round one of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) was greatly diminished at Speaker Pelosi’s insistence and now the Democrats are again attempting to block much-needed funding for the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The CCC distributes payments for Farm Bill programs and other resources farmers and ranchers rely on to continue their family farm and ranch operations. If Speaker Pelosi continues to play these political games, our farmers and ranchers, already dealing with uncertain market conditions, will be without a vital safety net that has historically received bipartisan support. Farmers and ranchers work 365 days a year to provide the food, fiber and fuel that allows our country to run. The Democrat’s latest attempt to again cut funding for these hard working Americans is absurd and outrageous. I call on my Democratic colleagues in the House to stand with our hardworking farmers and ranchers and ensure they have the resources they desperately need.”