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


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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