Commentary: Heitkamp’s opposition to Trump’s farmer aid package must not have been polling well

Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration's aid to farmers impacted by tariffs resulting from his on-going efforts to improve America's trade position in the global markets. "At the end of the day, farmers do...
FILE PHOTO: Senator Heidi Heitkamp provides Chamber members a Congressional update as she wraps up her first year representing North Dakota in the United States Senate Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at the North Dakota State College of Science Skills and Technology Center in Fargo. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service

Senator Heidi Heitkamp has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s aid to farmers impacted by tariffs resulting from his on-going efforts to improve America’s trade position in the global markets. “At the end of the day, farmers don’t want a check, they want a market,” she is on the record as saying.

Heitkamp’s allies at the North Dakota Farmer’s Union have also kept up the criticism.

Maybe Heitkamp’s position opposing aid isn’t polling so well for her re-election campaign, because today she just announced legislation to redistribute any federal revenue from new tariffs to farmers.

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