GLADBROOK, Iowa – GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush stopped for a visit on the John Putney farm near Gladbrook on Tuesday morning.
In an informal meeting with local farmers, Bush proposed a new effort to help reign in growing federal regulations, and the impact it may have on Iowa farmers.
Most discussion centered around the Environmental Protection Agency, and its proposed Waters of the United States rule. That would give the federal agency broader powers over small bodies of water such as creeks and ponds.
Many of the farmers around the table said that is an over-reach of authority.
Bush proposed having such controversial rules put to an up or down vote of Congress, and giving regulatory agencies a budget to operate under.
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