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Press Release | 115th Congress
House Seal

Peterson Statement on House Farm Bill Passage

June 21, 2018
Following today’s House passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statement:
 
“The partisan approach of the Majority has produced a bill that simply doesn’t do enough for the people it’s supposed to serve. It still leaves farmers and ranchers vulnerable, it worsens hunger and it fails rural communities. The only upside to its passage is that we’re one step closer to conference, where it’s my hope that cooler heads can and will prevail. The Senate’s version isn’t perfect, but it avoids the hardline partisan approach that House Republicans have taken here today, and if it passes, I look forward to working with conferees to produce a conference report both parties can support, which is the only way to get a farm bill enacted into law.”