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Skelton’s legislation to prevent EPA greenhouse gas rules endorsed by state and national Farm Bureau
Skelton’s legislation to prevent EPA greenhouse gas rules endorsed by state and national Farm Bureau

American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman, Missouri Farm Bureau President Charlie Kruse, Rep. Ike Skelton and Rep. Jo Ann Emerson discuss Farm Bureaus’ endorsement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2010) — Yesterday, Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) and Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) met with Bob Stallman, President of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and Charlie Kruse, President of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, to receive Farm Bureau’s endorsement of H.J. Res. 76, a bipartisan joint resolution introduced by Skelton that would prevent EPA from implementing greenhouse gas regulations.

“The EPA’s proposed regulations on greenhouse gases would be very costly to farms, families, and small businesses across Missouri and the nation. Farm Bureau members understand this, which is why my bipartisan legislation is a top priority for them. I am pleased to have Farm Bureau’s support in my bipartisan effort to rein in the EPA,” said Skelton.

Currently, the bipartisan Joint Resolution, which is identical to legislation introduced by Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), has 31 cosponsors and has been endorsed by over 175 small business and agriculture organizations throughout the nation.

In a recent letter to all U.S. Representatives from Missouri, Missouri Farm Bureau Federation President Charlie Kruse stated:

“Congress must put the brakes on EPA’s greenhouse gas agenda and Farm Bureau believes the Resolutions of Disapproval introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Ike Skelton represent the only realistic opportunity to do so anytime soon.”

H.J. Res. 76 was introduced by U.S. Representatives Ike Skelton (D-Mo.), Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), and Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) on Feb. 25.

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.

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