Congress passes ‘business as usual’ Farm Bill, Lacking Important Reforms

12/13/18
 
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from Heritage Foundation,
12/13/18:

On Tuesday, the bloated Farm Bill conference report passed in the Senate 87-13 and on Wednesday it has passed in the House. This is a bad bill that completely ignores opportunities to advance conservative principles that would have had lasting beneficial impacts on all Americans.

This bill:

  • Lacks work requirements for able-bodied adults that are on the SNAP program.
  • Lacks opportunities to reduce farm subsidies.
  • Lacks Senator Grassley’s “active engagement” amendment to curtail subsidy abuse.
  • Lacks a provision to repeal Obama’s EPA WOTUS rule.

We thank those who fought for reforms to the SNAP and farm subsidy programs and made a principled vote AGAINST this Farm Bill.

13 Senators and 47 Congressman did the right thing and voted “No.” You can see the exact member by member breakdown on our scorecard. Click here for senators and here for congressmen.

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