With the Farm Bill Conference under way, Rep. Stutzman sent a letter with 26 of his fellow colleagues urging the conferees to keep farm policy and food stamps separate.
Earlier this year taxpayers won an important victory when the House passed the first farm-only Farm Bill in 40 years. Today, I led 26 of my colleagues in sending a letter to the Senators and Representatives on the Conference Committee to urge them to keep food stamps and farm policy separate. Washington is $17 trillion in debt and taxpayers deserve an honest conversation about how Congress spends their money. Instead of passing trillion dollar spending packages that are Farm Bills in name only, we should consider food stamps and farm policy separately. That’s exactly what the House did earlier this year and the Conference Committee shouldn’t reverse this historic victory for transparency.
Here’s the link to his full statement: http://stutzman.house.gov/press_releases/285
Here’s the list of members who signed his letter (LLPH thanks them all): Marlin Stutzman (IN-3), Joe Barton (TX-6), Kerry Bentivolio (MI-11), Jim Bridenstine (OK-1), Paul Broun (GA-10), Ron DeSantis (FL-6), Jeff Duncan (SC-3), John Fleming (LA-4), Trent Franks (AZ-8), Louie Gohmert (TX-1), Paul Gosar (AZ-4), Bill Huizenga (MI-2),Jim Jordan (OH-4), Raul Labrador (ID-1), Doug Lamborn (CO-5), Cynthia Lummis (WY- At Large), Thomas Massie (KY-4), Tom McClintock (CA-4), Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Joe Pitts (PA-16), Mike Pompeo (KA-4), Matt Salmon (AZ-5), Steve Scalise (LA-1), David Schweikert (AZ-6), Chris Stewart (UT-2), Randy Weber (TX-14), Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3).