O'Halleran Statement on Farm Bill Failure
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, following the failure of the 2018 Farm Bill vote, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), Chair of the Blue Dog Special Task Force on Rural America, released a statement calling for a bipartisan effort to craft a bill that works for rural America.
“From the outset of this process, this Farm Bill has been a failure for rural America, hardworking families, and our ag community. You cannot write a bill this important to our nation in a backroom without input from the American people. We need to go back to the drawing board and work on a Farm Bill in the long-held, bipartisan spirit of the House Committee on Agriculture.
“Our efforts must promote our farmers and ranchers, support our rural communities working to rebuild their economy, and protect forestry and conservation programs that are essential for rural America. When my colleagues are ready, I will be at the table willing to work on this critical bill.”