Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King says the government’s top priorities in the ongoing avian flu outbreak are safe clean-up of infected sites and indemnity payments for affected farmers. But right behind those, he says, is a need to better understand what has happened.
"The next thing that is important in that list of priorities is to complete the epidemiology study, which is the study on how did this disease get here in the first place and how did it spread after it got here?"
More than 70 locations in Iowa have been infected and the majority are in King’s district in the northwest portion of the state. On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with King about avian flu, Obamacare, and the 2016 election.