TN Farm Bureau Disappointed on Farm Bill Vote

Today, the United States House of Representatives failed to approve H.R.2, better known as the Farm Bill, by a vote of 198-213. You can find the vote count here. After failed passage, Speaker Paul Ryan moved to reconsider the vote, which was postponed until a time announced. This means the Farm Bill can be voted on again at a time to be determined. Below is Tennessee Farm Bureau’s statement about the vote:

We are disappointed in today’s unsuccessful attempt to pass the Farm Bill in the United States House of Representatives. The Farm Bill plays an important role in ensuring Tennessee’s farmers can continue to help produce America’s safe, abundant, and affordable food supply.

Simply put, America’s food supply ensures national security and the Farm Bill should be above political gamesmanship. We strenuously encourage leadership to work to reconsider the action taken today.

Passage of the Farm Bill should be of utmost priority to both parties. We thank Representatives Black, Blackburn, DesJarlais, Fleishmann, Kustoff and Roe for voting in favor of the Farm Bill and seek increased support. 

We want to encourage our members to stay involved and continue to encourage your congressman to vote for the 2018 Farm Bill.