Kentucky Congressman James Comer made a stop in Hopkinsville Tuesday to visit with the Rotary Club and talk about what’s going on in Washington D.C.
Comer joked that there’s never a dull moment in Congress and says a big thing people in the first district of Kentucky are worried about is the impact tariffs are having on local agriculture. He says he doesn’t necessarily support the tariffs that are affecting farmers, but there are problems with trade that have to be corrected, specifically with China.
He says Congress likely intends to let the President try to create a new trade deal before stepping in to take action against the tariffs if progress isn’t made.
Speaking on the Farm Bill, Comer says the deadline to pass it is fast approaching and right now, he doesn’t see how a version of the bill containing working requirements for SNAP benefits will pass.
Comer was appointed to serve on the Farm Bill Conference Committee and says the agriculture portion of the bill, which covers things like crop insurance, faces little opposition—so the work requirements could be removed so the rest can pass.
Congressman Comer will still be in Hopkinsville tomorrow at Commonwealth Agri-Energy along with Under Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey.