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Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: “Scholten calls King a ‘no show’ on House agriculture committee

J.D. Scholten, Democratic Candidate for U.S. House in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District against Steve King, is blasting his opponent “for failing to fight for Iowa’s farmers.” Scholten claimed King missed 39% of House Agriculture Committee hearings over the past decade.

“Nowhere are the consequences of Steve King’s failures more apparent than in the negotiations for the 2018 Farm Bill,” he said in a statement, “56 members on the Conference Committee began negotiations yesterday to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill… not in that room, however, was Siouxland’s own Congressional representative. Despite being one of the most senior members serving on the House Agriculture Committee and the dean of the Iowa House delegation with 16 years of service, King’s colleagues chose to leave him off.”

Scholten said of King’s absence: “After years of depressed commodity prices and farm incomes collapsing, Iowans know the Farm Bill is critical to the livelihoods of so many families in Iowa’s 4th District… especially during a time where our district is bearing the brunt of this absurd Trade War.”

Full article: https://www.stormlakepilottribune.com/story/2550378.html