TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A U.S. House candidate from northeastern Kansas is criticizing incumbent Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Congress for failing to act on a new farm bill.
Topeka minister Tobias Schlingensiepen, the Democratic nominee in the 2nd Congressional District, issued a statement critical of Jenkins on Monday.
Schlingensiepen says House members left Washington to campaign for re-election without acting on the farm bill, despite receiving a version from the Senate earlier this year.
Jenkins’ campaign issued a statement saying the congresswoman grew up on a farm and understood the issues and was trying to work for a solution. That includes measures to shore up the finances of the U.S. Postal Service that are included in the farm package.
The current farm laws and programs expire at the end of September.