Published On: Sun, May 20th, 2018

Respectable Farm Bill Is The Need Of The Hour

Marcy Kaptur on Farm Bill

The House Farm Bill has failed over immigration fight with Republicans. On Friday, several GOP lawmakers voted against the bill after failing to get concessions on spending and a future vote on immigration in exchange for their support in the Farm Bill, which now includes the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) or food stamps.

President Donald Trump and the GOP wanted strict work requirements for farmers, which the Democrats are against.

In a statement to the press, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur said that the Congressional Republicans continue to produce gridlock. “Republicans should do the job expected of them and pass a respectable Farm Bill,” she said, adding that agriculture and nutrition are fundamental to maintaining a stable society. She said that the parties must put their differences aside and must produce a bipartisan bill that could help millions of Americans.

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Respectable Farm Bill Is The Need Of The Hour