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Romney campaign defends Ryan's ag record despite Obama's comments

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In Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Monday, President Obama slammed Paul Ryan on lack of farm bill vote. In Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Monday, President Obama slammed Paul Ryan on lack of farm bill vote.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

The Romney campaign is taking issue with the president's attack on running mate Paul Ryan on the farm bill.

In Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Monday, President Obama said this about Congressman Ryan and the farm bill's progress in the U.S. House.

"Unfortunately, too many members of Congress are blocking the farm bill from becoming law," said President Barack Obama.  "So, if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important the farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities. It's time to put politics aside when it comes to doing the right thing for rural America and for Iowa."

He was talking about Ryan.  A Romney spokesman said "Paul Ryan hails from an agriculture state and supported disaster relief."

Republicans point out that Ryan voted for the U.S. House Drought Relief legislation.

That $383-million supplemental ag disaster assistance package passed the House, but was voted down by the Senate before lawmakers adjourned for their summer break.

The half-trillion dollar farm bill, which is a different piece of legislation, and didn't get a vote in the full House before lawmakers recessed.

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