WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., today urged House Republican Leaders to bring the Agriculture Committee’s five-year farm bill to the floor for a vote in the lame duck session, opposing any extension of the bill.

“The election is over so it’s time to get to work. I’m optimistic that, if given the chance, we have the votes to pass a five-year farm bill,” according to his statement released today. “There is no good reason not to vote on the bill when we return next week, before Thanksgiving. This will give us the time we need to work out our differences with the Senate and get a new five-year farm bill signed into law by the end of the year.

“I remain opposed to an extension of any kind for any time,” he added.


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