“It’s going to affect everything": Sen. Grassley speaks out about debt ceiling’s ag impact

Senator Chuck Grassley is speaking out about how he thinks changes to the debt ceiling could impact money for ag. This after Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow recently expressed her concern.

“I think when it comes to cutting back on this $6-7 billion or trillion dollar debt increase that the President has in his budget, and you’re going to change that, it’s going to affect everything in the budget, except maybe the Defense Department,” Grassley said. “I think people are going to look at defense a little bit differently than other domestic programs. So it’d be foolish not to think that it would affect the foreign program too.”

On his weekly call, Grassley also addressed the EPA’s decision to allow E15 sales this summer. He said it will give certainty to nearly 50,000 people in the industry in Iowa to invest in the infrastructure at the pumps.

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