Where do Rick Berg’s Friends stand on the Farm Bill?

Rick Berg’s public position is to ask his leadership to bring the farm bill to the floor for a vote.  But the Republican Study Committee (Rick Berg is a voluntary member) is trying to kill it.  So is a shadow group called American Commitment that is currently aiding Rick Berg’s campaign by airing attack ads against Heidi Heitkamp.

The truth is, Rick Berg isn’t that interested in moving a farm bill because he either agrees with his conservative support group OR he doesn’t want to vote against his conservative friends.  Rick Berg has voted several times on the farm bill already and none of those votes should make farmers very happy.  He voted for:

  • The Ryan Budget which cut $180 Billion from the farm bill (including $47 Billion from commodity, conservation, and crop insurance),
  • A (including the $180 Billion in farm bill cuts) as official,
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Congressman Berg tried to avoid responsibility for the. Yet after several votes whereby his Republican Caucus, and the Republican Study Committee vowed their allegiance to the Ryan Budget, wouldn’t it be fair to conclude that the majority of 二元期权 his caucus members intend to cut programs for farmers, ranchers, and hungry families by something close to the budget document?  Clearly, that is the reason Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan is insisting that the farm bill be stopped.

Congressman Jim Jordan, the RSC and his conservative friends believe that if they delay action AND get more people like Rick Berg elected to the Senate, they can substantially increase cuts to farm level programs and nutrition.  After all it’s what they voted to do in the Ryan Budget.

If Rick is truly supportive of the farm bill, perhaps he should resign his voluntary membership in the Republican Study Committee and tell American Commitment to stay out of North Dakota politics.  If he’d do that, I’d begin to believe he wants a farm bill to pass.

But Rick Berg won’t disavow his friends, because secretly, he’s just like them.

American Commitment (Shadow Group with unknown contributors supporting Rick Berg)

Republican Study Committee ()

    • Rick Berg is a proud member of the RSC
    • RSC Chairman Jim Jordan R, OH –
      • Eliminate the Foreign Market Development Program
      • Eliminate the Market Access Program
      • Reduce Premium Subsidies for Crop Insurance to 50% saving $11.8 Billion over 10 years