Tipton wavers on discharge petition to bring Farm Bill to vote

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— Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, last week endorsed a discharge petition that would bring the Farm Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives for a floor vote.

The next day, Sept. 13, Tipton removed his name from the petition.

Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, one of two challengers vying for the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado, an office currently occupied by Tipton, criticized the congressman for flip-flopping on the Farm Bill and bowing to political pressure from House leaders and right-wing special interest groups like Club for Growth.

“A trend has developed of Congressman Tipton putting the demands of party leadership and Washington special interests over the Coloradans he’s been elected to represent,” Pace said in a news release. “It appears Congressman Tipton can’t bring himself to buck his party leadership.”

The Farm Bill, also known as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012, provides drought relief to farmers, provisions for fire protection and extends conservation programs, among others.

Read the full story at the Craig Daily Press website.

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