Congressman Braley Voted Against Iowa Farmers And Then Told Them Otherwise

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“Congressman Braley is not being honest with Iowa’s farmers,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. “After siding with extreme environmentalists over farmers on Tuesday, he is now trying to cover it up. Congressman Braley can’t fool us, we know he stands with the special interests in Washington.”


On Tuesday, Bruce Braley Voted Against The Waters Of The United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. “The purpose of H.R. 5078 is to preserve existing rights and responsibilities under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act with respect to Waters of the United States by prohibiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) (collectively, the “Agencies”) from developing, finalizing, adopting, implementing, applying, administering, or enforcing a proposed rule or guidance the Agencies have developed regarding the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.” (H.R. 5078, CQ Vote #489: Passed 262-152: R 227-1; D 35-151, 9/09/14, Braley Voted Nay)

On Thursday, Bruce Braley Told Iowa Farmers That He’d Protect Them From The EPA Rule He Voted To Advance. “As you know, farmers in Iowa contribute more than economic security to our state – they also provide Americans with an affordable food supply, and spend a great deal of their time taking care of the land. That’s why I’m committed to Iowa’s farmers and am working to make sure that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not moving forward on a “Waters of the U.S.” rule that would place new, burdensome requirements on Iowa farmers. (Bruce Braley, Congressional Email To Supporters, 09/11/14)