WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the following statement regarding the House Agriculture Committee passage of H.R. 2 - Agriculture & Nutrition Act of 2018:
“In 2014, we were successful in passing a landmark Farm Bill because we had a broad, bipartisan coalition including farmers, conservationists, nutrition and local food advocates, rural communities and others working together for passage. Unfortunately, the Republican leadership of the House Agriculture Committee has abandoned this coalition and has chosen a partisan path that makes it impossible to pass a five-year farm bill.
I remain committed to working with Chairman Roberts to write a bipartisan bill in the Senate focused on our farmers, families, and rural communities in Michigan and across the country.”