Nelson Calls on House to Pass Fire, Drought Relief

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson is calling on the House of Representatives to pass the federal farm bill, which contains wildfire and drought aid.

Nelson, Nebraska's lone congressional Democrat, accused the House of playing politics by delaying debate on the bill as farmers and ranchers struggle through record drought.

Nebraska and other states have also struggling to control wildfires in tinder-dry conditions.

Nelson says the farm bill includes provisions for financial relief for those suffering from drought and wildfires and would give "Nebraskans a bit of breathing room against natural disasters that often strike without warning."


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