Congressman James Comer made a stop in Elkton on the campaign trail Thursday morning and talked trade, tariffs and the farm bill.
Comer says he opposes tariffs imposed by President Trump that have hurt American farmers, but he believes the eventual result will be a positive new trade agreement between the United States and China.
He believes the United States is in a good position to negotiate a new deal in the near future.
Congress needs to have a new 5-year Farm Bill on the president’s desk by December 10th. While Comer wants it to include work requirements for able-bodied recipients of entitlements such as welfare and SNAP benefits, he says he’ll vote for a version that doesn’t include those items if it means getting the Farm Bill approved by the deadline.
Comer says he’s pleased with conservative judges that have been appointed by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate.
State Representative Jason Petrie of Elkton also spoke briefly during the event at Martin Industries that was also attended by many Republicans on the ballot for races in Todd County.
Comer also had events scheduled in Russellville, Hopkinsville and Henderson Thursday. He is opposed by Murray Democrat Paul Walker in Tuesday’s election.