House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is due to visit Watertown today to campaign alongside Matt Doheny, the Republican, Conservative and Independence parties’ candidate for the 21st Congressional District.
Rep. Bill Owens, the Democratic incumbent, is using the event to take Doheny to task over the expiration of the last federal Farm Bill while the next one, approved by the Senate and by the House Agriculture Committee, awaits a vote by the full House.
“New York farmers were hurt and continue to hurt with each passing day when the Farm Bill expired last month without so much as a vote in Congress,” Owens said in a statement this morning.
“Today, my opponent brings to Watertown Majority Leader Cantor, who is primarily responsible for the voting schedule in Congress. By campaigning with Mr. Cantor today, my opponent has shown that he would put his own political priorities ahead of New York farmers.”