Topeka — A U.S. House candidate from northeastern Kansas is criticizing incumbent Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins and Congress for failing to act on a new farm bill.
Topeka minister Tobias Schlingensiepen (shling-ehn-SEE'-pehn), the Democratic nominee in the 2nd Congressional District, issued a statement critical of Jenkins on Monday.
Schlingensiepen says House members left Washington to campaign for re-election without acting on the farm bill, despite receiving a version from the Senate earlier this year.
Jenkins' campaign issued a statement saying the congresswoman grew up on a farm and understood the issues and was trying to work for a solution. That includes shoring up the finances of the U.S. Postal Service, which is included in a bill separate from farm legislation.
The current farm laws and programs expire at the end of September.