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House Ag Leaders Comment on Senate GOP Farm Bill Framework

(WASHINGTON D.C.) — On Tuesday morning, Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) led the release of the Senate GOP’s Farm Bill framework. You can read more about that here:

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) and House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott (D-GA) have released separate statements on the Senate GOP framework.

Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) issued the following statement:

“Ranking Member Boozman and Senate Agriculture Republicans have put forward a slate of thoughtful proposals that must be addressed in the next farm bill. Their framework elevates the urgent needs voiced by diverse stakeholders across the country, and articulates common-sense solutions in response, an approach the House Committee on Agriculture took in developing and advancing the bipartisan Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. House Republicans are eager to build on this momentum and enact a comprehensive farm bill that meets the needs across the agricultural value chain.”

Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement:

“By copying the approach taken by House Agriculture Republicans, the Senate Agriculture Republican minority has chosen to ignore Democratic warnings by putting forth policies, particularly on nutrition, that Democrats cannot and will not accept. The worst-kept secret in the agriculture community is that a farm bill with the Republican proposal on the Thrifty Food Plan will never become law. Who will acknowledge this reality first, House or Senate Republicans? Or will they continue to place their ideological obsession with making massive cuts to SNAP over the real need of our farmers to enact a farm bill this year?”

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