Peterson supports budget deal after assurances on fixing crop insurance cuts
WASHINGTON – Congressman Collin C. Peterson today made the following statement on the budget deal:
“I'm pleased that we have an agreement to fix the crop insurance cuts and not open the farm bill. We have assurances that the cuts will be removed and the farm bill will not be raided. We produced a fiscally responsible and bipartisan farm bill in 2014 that saved $23 billion. We've done our part. I can now support the budget agreement with these assurances.
"This bipartisan deal also prevents significant cuts to seniors, stops Medicare Part B premiums from skyrocketing, and ensures that we preserve the full faith and credit of the United States. I am hopeful that in future negotiations we move through regular order so that the committees of jurisdiction can fully vet the impact of bills for the people we represent."