Blunt Rochester Statement On Failed GOP Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL) issued the following statement after the House Republican Farm Bill failed to pass by a vote of 198-213.
“Over the past months, House Republicans leaders chose to pursue a Farm Bill process that undermines its primary mission – to strengthen the farm safety net and tackle food insecurity. This bill was bad for farmers, families, and communities. Today’s vote highlights the partisan nature of their proposal and proves that we work best when we work together,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester. “From SNAP to crop insurance and from rural broadband to our land-grant universities, the Farm Bill is incredibly comprehensive and requires collaboration from members on both sides of the aisle to get this legislation over the finish line. It is my hope that the committee will return to its bipartisan roots and go back to the drawing board to craft a Farm Bill that meets the needs of urban, suburban, and rural communities in Delaware and across the nation.”