TOPEKA - Steve Watkins, U.S. Army veteran, engineer, and Republican candidate for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District, released the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass a Republican-led Farm Bill:

"Career politicians in Congress failed to deliver on a Republican-led farm bill that addressed critical issues impacting Kansas farmers — issues like work requirements for SNAP recipients and long overdue welfare reform," said Steve Watkins. "Halting farm assistance programs will have detrimental effects on Kansan farms and rural communities. Clearly, that doesn't matter to the partisans on Capitol Hill. This is why I am running for Congress. Kansas' hard-working agricultural producers and ranchers deserve better servant-leaders in Washington."