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  • A Food Fight Worth Having
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    By WSJ Editorial Board An old line from writer P.J. O’Rourke is that the two most terrifying words in Washington are “bipartisan consensus,” and the Senate farm bill looks like a classic example. Before it went on its Fourth of July recess the Senate whooped through, 86-11, a farm bill whose only imagined virtue is broad support from both parties. At least there’s still a chance to improve the final product, particularly on work incentives in welfare. The farm bill is a Beltway totem that featur... Read more

  • House Farm Bill Makes Good on Promise of American Dream
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Townhall By Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), Chairman House Agriculture Committee and Tarren Bragdon, CEO and president of the Foundation for Government Accountability The American Dream, that anyone who works hard enough can create a good life for themselves and their families, is part of our nation’s DNA. Our parents and grandparents believed in it—many of them lived it. Our Founding Fathers believed the pursuit of happiness was an inalienable right, and the opportunity to find self-made success ins... Read more

  • Everyone agrees SNAP is failing the poor. Who's going to fix it?
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington Examiner By Mattie Duppler, President, Forward Strategies and Visiting Fellow, Independent Women's Forum The House of Representatives is expected to take up the 2018 Farm Bill this week, one of the outstanding big ticket items Congress must contemplate before the end of the year. A curious Beltway quirk is that the farm bill has actually very little to do with farming. In fact, an overwhelming majority of the spending in the bill is dedicated to food stamps through the Supplemental Nu... Read more

  • These historic investments in nutrition assistance will change lives
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Penn Live By Vice Chairman, Nutrition Subcommittee Chairman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) When my wife, Penny, and I were just starting out in the early 1980s, like many young couples, we struggled to make ends meet. I was working full-time with individuals who were facing life-changing disease and disability on an annual salary of less than $9,000. When Penny was an expectant mother, we relied upon help from our families and also from WIC - the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Wo... Read more

  • Chairman Conaway Delivers Remarks at AEI on SNAP
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    This morning, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) discussed the proposed improvements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) within the Agriculture and Nutrition Act (H.R. 2) at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Video and comments from Chairman Conaway below: Chairman Conaway's opening remarks: Well thanks everybody. Robert, thanks for having me this morning. I appreciate that, it’s good to be with you. I’ll make a couple of comments real quickly. I ... Read more

  • Let’s Update the Farm Bill to Help Lift Americans Out of Poverty
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Black Press USA By Harry Alford, President and CEO National Black Chamber of Commerce, and Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11), House Agriculture Committee Chairman From 2012 to 2015 African American-owned businesses across the U.S. grew from 1.9 million to 2.6 million. As the economy continues growing, these numbers are only expected to increase, but our nation’s Black businesses face a host of challenges, including access to a skilled workforce. Currently, there are more than 6.1 million open jobs in t... Read more

  • How Obama and State Officials Swelled Food Stamp Rolls
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    LifeZette By Brendan Kirby Enrollment in the food stamp program ballooned during President Barack Obama’s eight years in the Oval Office, but the hemorrhaging economy he inherited in 2009 was only part of the reason. Government documents and interviews with elected officials and legal experts indicate that the Obama administration and many state governments used a variety of loopholes and gimmicks to help weaken work requirements and boost participation to its highest level in history in 2013 — ... Read more

  • Rep. Jodey Arrington Delivers Passionate Remarks on the House Floor on SNAP in 2018 Farm Bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Today, House Agriculture Committee member, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) took to the House Floor to highlight the positive changes included in the 2018 Farm Bill to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients with opportunities to improve their futures through investments in education and training. Rep. Arrington's remarks: Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I appreciate the gentleman, my colleague, Democratic colleague, for his comments and his personal testimony. And, I respect his... Read more

  • Chairman Conaway Talks SNAP and Farm Bill on Adams on Agriculture
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11) joined Mike Adams on his radio show, Adams on Agriculture, to discuss the 2018 Farm Bill. Highlights from the interview and audio from the interview are included below. Chairman Conaway said [in part]: On bringing Democrats back to the table: I’m hopeful that the more questions that get answered, the more opportunities that we have to show folks that hey that’s not in the bill, what we’re being accused of is not in the bill. The mo... Read more

  • AFBF: Partisan Votes Standard Practice on Farm Bill
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on April 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2018 Farm Bill

    Yesterday, RFD-TV spoke with American Farm Bureau Federation’s Vice President of Public Affairs Dale Moore to discuss how party-line votes are “standard practice” for farm bills. View highlights and full feature below. Click here to view online Moore said: You can go back to the 95-96 farm bill process, you can go back to the ’94 USDA reorganization process, different steps, and different issues along the way, and regardless of who’s in the majority you see a very party line vote with legislatio... Read more