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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Lawson Statement on Committee Passage of U.S. House Farm Bill

April 18, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON DC — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson today released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, by a vote of 26 to 20:

“The Farm Bill passed today by the House Agriculture Committee would take food away from millions of seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities and our most vulnerable citizens struggling to make ends meet. As a nation, we should be steadfast in eradicating hunger. This bill does not do that. There are several important provisions in the Farm Bill that benefit our nation’s agriculture industry – many of these I would like to support. But, I could not at the expense of our nation’s most vulnerable. I urge Republicans to work with  Democrats to negotiate a compromise Farm Bill that does not weaken our ability to fight hunger or support farmers.”