Arrington on Farm Bill Conference Report
WASHINGTON – Today the Farm Bill conference committee, on which Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) serves, signed the conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill.
“After two years of work, hundreds of meetings in the district and in Washington, and months of negotiating on the Farm Bill conference committee, I joined my colleagues in signing the 2018 conference report,” Arrington said.
“I am pleased to report that we significantly improved the agriculture safety net and made much needed investments in rural infrastructure, which will provide struggling producers with certainty, strengthen rural communities, and ensure America can provide a safe and affordable food supply to our families independent of foreign countries.
“While we were not able to implement the bold welfare-to-work reforms led by House Republicans, 18 of the 21 House-passed reforms to the Food Stamp program are reflected in the final report, which will strengthen the program’s integrity, provide needed oversight, and reduce waste, fraud, and abuse.
“Nothing has been more important to our district than getting a strong and reliable Farm Bill passed, and I am proud to support a conference report that is a win for our hardworking farmers and families in rural America.
“By getting the Farm Bill done now, we provide immediate certainty to agriculture producers and also, avoid Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats rewriting the bill next Congress.”