Harkin has taken the floor every day since Congress returned from the August recess to tell Americans what’s in the Ryan budget, which his running mate Mitt Romney endorsed. Harkin has called the budget their blueprint for America.

On Thursday, Harkin pointed out the cuts in Ryan’s budget that would affect rural America through agriculture and energy spending reductions. Earlier this week he said Ryan’s budget would shred healthcare and education spending, while giving the wealthiest citizens tax cuts.

Harkin said he would continue to speak out against the Romney-Ryan spending plan on the floor until the Senate adjourns for the election season.