Rehberg rejects 5-year Farm Bill, then claims he wants Farm Bill

Montana farmers and ranchers need certainty, not Rehberg’s excuses

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to go on a five-week break, Congressman Dennis Rehberg tonight is telling Montanans he wants to “stay in session until we’ve passed a Farm Bill.”

But minutes earlier, Rehberg voted to reject a five-year Farm Bill [H.R. 6233, Vote 553, 8/2/2012]

“Because of Congressman Dennis Rehberg’s failed leadership in Congress, Montana’s farmers and ranchers are stuck with uncertainty during a record drought crisis,” said Tester spokeswoman Alexandra Fetissoff. “Montanans need responsible decisions and predictability, not more of Dennis Rehberg’s empty promises.”

Montana farmer Jon Tester worked across party lines to pass a responsible, long-term Farm Bill for Montana farmers and ranchers earlier this year. The legislation passed the U.S. Senate with a bipartisan vote on June 21.