Rep. Allen Attends First Meeting of 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee

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Washington, September 6, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Rick W. Allen (R-Ga-12) issued the following statement after attending and delivering his opening statement at the first public meeting of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee. Congressman Allen was selected as one of two Republican conferees to represent the House Education and Workforce Committee, one committee of jurisdiction, during the conference process on the 2018 Farm Bill.

“Yesterday’s meeting of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee was about members of the House and Senate coming together to discuss some of the underlying priorities that we hope to maintain in the final version of the bill. With the current farm bill set to expire on September 30, it is critical that we work in a timely, but diligent manner throughout this process. We must deliver certainty and a strong safety net for our farming families across America, as well as make strides to get America back to work. I am looking forward to working with all of my colleagues on the conference committee over the next few weeks as we negotiate a bold and effective farm bill for President Trump to sign into law.”

To see Congressman Allen’s opening statement, please click here.

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Mike Conaway (TX-11) said the following:

“Yesterday my colleagues in the House and Senate highlighted the urgency in farm and ranch country and just how desperate times are as net farm income is expected to fall again this year. I’m thankful to have Rick on the conference committee as a strong advocate and critical voice for production agriculture in this farm bill conference. We still have a lot of work to do, but I believe we can and must get this done on time.”


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