Election means Congress needs to work together


WASHINGTON – American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says the close election underscores the need for a bipartisan approach to legislation in Congress.

“The message of this race is that there is not a clear mandate for either party, and that makes it even more important to come together and work for all citizens of this country,” Stallman said.

Both the Senate and House Agriculture Committees should be able to operate business as usual, Stallman said, since there were no major changes in either committee.

“This election obviously has been very close, historically close. The margins in the House and Senate look like they will be decreasing and there will be more of a split in Congress than there has been in the past,” he said.

“Obviously that points to the need for more bipartisan effort in reaching across the aisle and doing the work of the people of the country by coming together and addressing the issues that are important to the citizens in this country.”


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