AFBF urges passage of EPA resoluton of disapproval

Created: 2/19/10 (Fri) | Topic: Issues

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman called on Congress to adopt a resolution of disapproval of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “endangerment finding” and the proposed regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.

In a strongly worded letter sent today to all members of Congress, Stallman said the choice is clear. “The real opportunity to stop EPA’s onerous regulations is to adopt a resolution of disapproval. Farm Bureaus across the country are well aware that the true measure of a [congressional] member’s support for agriculture will be his or her introduction of a resolution of disapproval and adding his or her name to a discharge petition bringing that resolution to the floor for a vote.”

The resolution of disapproval has been introduced in the Senate and is expected to be voted on in a few weeks.  The measure would only require a 51-vote majority to pass.

“The effort to halt EPA’s misguided regulation cannot succeed without bipartisan support and leadership from Democrats and Republicans alike,” according to Stallman. “Farm Bureau urges members [of Congress] on both sides of the aisle to avoid partisan fights and to work constructively, in a bipartisan fashion, to halt impending EPA regulation that holds the prospect of critically injuring the U.S. economy.”

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