Mullin Supports Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
Today Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) joined 368 of his colleagues in a bipartisan vote to pass the 2018 Farm Bill in the House. The bill now heads to President Trump’s desk for signature into law.
“The 2018 Farm Bill maintains several vital provisions to provide crop insurance, manage risk, increase loan rates, and cut burdensome red tape for our farmers and ranchers,” said Mullin. “Most importantly, the Farm Bill brings reassurance in times of need to the 2.1 million American farms that feed our country and the world.
“For Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers, I am glad to see provisions that will help rural areas, such as improving rural broadband delivery and increasing funding for rural health projects that aim to combat the opioid epidemic. I am proud to support the passage of the Farm Bill today on the House floor.
“However, I am disappointed that Congress did not do more to reform the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by implementing commonsense work requirements. At a time when the job market has 7.1 million openings, there is no better time than now for Americans to find meaningful work.”
The House passed the Conference Report by a vote of 369 – 47. Congressman Mullin also supported the House version of the 2018 Farm Bill, which included work requirements for able-bodied adults receiving SNAP benefits.
The 2018 Farm Bill conference report includes keys wins for American farmers and ranchers, rural communities, and consumers – all within a budget‐neutral framework. The conference report strengthens the farm safety net and provides certainty and flexibility to America’s farmers and ranchers. It helps combat the predatory trading practices of foreign countries. It helps improve our response to natural disasters, and it restructures critical incentives to improve our soil, water, and other natural resources. The conference report also makes improvements to the nation’s largest anti‐hunger program (SNAP) to improve program integrity and incentivize work. Key highlights include:
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