Rehberg Criticizes Leadership Over Farm Bill

By Beacon Staff

HELENA — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg is increasing his criticism of party leaders and demanding a farm bill amid pressure from state agricultural groups.

Rehberg says he is signing onto a bipartisan resolution to force GOP House leaders to bring the farm bill out for a vote. Without it, many programs popular with farmers will expire.

Rehberg says he understands the move will put a “burr under the saddle” of his party leaders, but says election year politics can’t get in the way of a farm bill. Rehberg previously sent a letter to leaders asking for a vote.

Rehberg is running for U.S. Sen. Jon Tester’s seat.

Tester, a grain farmer from Big Sandy, has been highly critical of the GOP House and Rehberg for not advancing a farm bill.

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