Congressman Randy Neugebauer Discusses Farm Bill And Accusations Of Wasteful Spending [AUDIO]
On Monday's edition of Lubbock's First News, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Tom Collins and Laura Mac about the latest going on in Washington.
A listener called in to talk with Neugebauer about wasteful spending. The caller accused Neugebauer of requesting to use campaign funds to fund an event on his personal yacht. Neugebauer responded to the accusation, saying that he does not use any campaign money for his personal use, and he only asked the Federal Election Committee about it to see if it would be a violation of the rules.
"The bottom line is I don't use any of the campaign money for any of my personal vehicles, including the boat...what the question was is if we decided to have an event on the boat, was that a violation of any rules? And so one of the thing rather than violate the rules, we erred on the side of caution and we asked if we did have a campaign even on the boat, would that be legal? And the opinion said it would, as long as we in-kinded the actual value of using that boat. But as I said, that's never been a problem because we've never had an event on the boat."
Neugebauer also talked about the latest progress with the Farm Bill. He said the Senate is currently debating their version of the bill, but it's running into a few snags. The House is scheduled to begin discussion on their version of the Farm Bill sometime this month. Neugebauer added that he still expects the Farm Bill to be passed before the summer recess.
You can listen to Congressman Randy Neugebauer Mondays at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.