05.23.17

Agriculture Chairmen Roberts, Conaway React to Administration’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the release of the Trump administration’s FY 2018 budget proposal, Agriculture Committee Chairmen Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, issued the following joint statement:

“We support the Trump administration’s goal of achieving three percent economic growth for our nation. USDA’s latest estimates find agriculture, food, and related industries contribute $992 billion to our economy. As we debate the budget and the next Farm Bill, we will fight to ensure farmers have a strong safety net so this key segment of our economy can weather current hard times and continue to provide all Americans with safe, affordable food. Also, as a part of Farm Bill discussions, we need to take a look at our nutrition assistance programs to ensure that they are helping the most vulnerable in our society.”

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Press Contact

Meghan Cline (Roberts): 202-224-2035

Rachel Millard (Conaway): 202-225-0026