The U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill Thursday by a vote of 195 for and 234 against.
Iowa 1st District Congressman Bruce Braley was one of 24 Democrats who voted for the bill.
Braley says he's angry and frustrated at the failure of the House to recognize the importance of a long-term Farm Bill extension to farmers and rural America.
He says the vote is Washington at its very worst: when ideology stands in the way of progress for our economy and the American people.
Braley says once again, the House has failed in its responsibility to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill after the Senate did its job.
All four of Iowa's congressmen, Steve King, Tom Latham, Dave Loebsack and Braley voted for the bill.
So did South Dakota's Kristi Noem and Nebraska's Adrian Smith, Jeff Fortenberry and Lee Terry.