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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congresswoman Johnson Applauds Farm Bill Conference Report’s Passage Out of the House

Dec 12, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today applauded the passage of the Conference Report to H.R. 2,  the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. As the ranking member on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Congresswoman Johnson was selected to serve on the Conference Committee assigned to merge the House and Senate versions of the legislation, also referred to as the Farm Bill.

“The Farm Bill is an important piece of legislation that is designed to anticipate and address the needs of farmers over the next five years and tackle the issue of food insecurity for those who are less fortunate,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “While the version of the bill passed earlier this year by the House failed to strike a balanced approach, I am happy to say that this compromised version does exactly that. This bill maintains current benefit levels for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) while also ensuring that none of the program’s recipients who direly need its benefits are kicked off the program. This means millions of Americans can rest assured that programs like SNAP will continue to keep food on the table in their time of need.”

The passage of this bill received strong support from key stakeholders, including the Texas Farm Bureau, Feeding America, The Humane Society of the United States, and the AARP.

The bill now heads to the president’s desk for his signature.

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