U.S. farmers ask Congress for money for natural disaster recovery

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More than 100 farm groups are asking the president and Congress to put aside political differences for the sake of America’s farmers.

The groups sent a letter asking Congress for $5.5 billion to help farmers in the midwest and south recover from recent natural disasters.

The bill has been stalled in Congress since January.

Congressman Roger Marshall (R-Kansas) said Democrats insist on including millions of dollars for victims of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, over the president’s objections.

“Certainly I think most of us are anxious to try to help the farmer. To help out anybody who had disaster strike them, but unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi has made this into a political game,” said Marshall.

Congress will try again next week to pass a disaster relief bill, but some lawmakers fear it may be too little too late.
 

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