McConnell: KY Farmers Need to Know Help Is Coming
By WestKyStar Staff
WASHINGTON DC - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following comments today regarding the Senate Democratic Majority’s Refusal to Provide Drought Assistance to our farmers:
“Kentucky farmers are currently suffering through the worst drought to hit this nation in 50 years. Because I’ve heard from so many of you about this crisis, I met with the Secretary of Agriculture last week to brief him on the impact the drought is having on Kentucky’s farming communities.
“Also in response to the drought, the House of Representatives passed a disaster-relief package designed to help our farmers who were hardest hit. It's a measure I strongly support, because it would provide much-needed relief to our farmers and it doesn't add to the deficit.
“However, I am extremely frustrated by the Senate Democratic Majority’s refusal to even consider the House bill. This measure should have been passed and enacted before the Democrat-led Senate closed its doors and left for August.
“Kentucky farmers need to know that help is on the way, and I will continue to work as hard as I can on their behalf.”
Information for this article is provided by Senator Mitch McConnell's staff.