|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
October 29, 2021
Contact: Christina Dexter, (816)738-5402
IFU Supports Build Back Better Framework, Urges Passage
NEVADA – Today, the Build Back Better Framework for the budget reconciliation bill was released, including landmark investments to help family farmers and ranchers, rural communities, and the entire economy. Iowa Farmers Union (IFU) supports this framework and urges Congress to finalize and pass the legislation.
“This investment moves us forward,” said Iowa Farmers Union President Aaron Lehman. “Too many previous proposals for infrastructure and recovery packages neglect massive rural needs but this is a huge step forward for rural Iowa.”
National Farmers Union President Rob Larew issued the following statement:
“The agreement announced today is a tremendous step toward addressing many of the challenges we face as a nation.
“Family farmers and ranchers are an essential part of the climate solution. We are pleased the framework invests in programs to help accelerate implementation of climate-smart practices on farms and ranches, and demonstrates support for biofuels. These efforts will also help to make farms more resilient in the face of extreme weather events and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change.
“The framework includes a multitude of investments to help rural America, including establishing the Rural Partnership Program (RPP), improving quality and affordability of health care, and ensuring more children have access to healthy meals year-round.
“We appreciate that the tax provisions in the framework are focused on making sure the highest income Americans pay their fair share, and changes to the tax code do not include elimination of the ‘stepped-up basis’ at death.
“Once more, this framework is an important and critical opportunity to improve the lives of millions and, along with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, should be passed into law.”
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