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Ranking Member David Scott Statement on Boozman's Farm Bill Framework

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement after Ranking Member John Boozman published a farm bill summary that mimics the House Republicans' partisan farm bill. “By copying the approach taken by House Agriculture Republicans, the Senate Agriculture Republican minority has chosen to ignore Democratic warnings by putting…

Ranking Member David Scott Statement on Republican Farm Bill

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott made the following statement after Chairman GT Thompson advanced partisan legislation out of Committee. “For over a year, Democrats have engaged with the Chairman, striving for a genuinely bipartisan farm bill that meets the needs of our farmers and the families they feed. This partisan farm bill fails that test…

Ranking Member David Scott Opening Statement at Partisan Farm Bill Markup

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House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott today delivered the following statement at a full Committee markup of the Republicans' partisan farm bill. Watch the full hearing here. [As prepared for delivery] Today we are marking up the a farm bill that undermines and hurts both our farmers and our American families, and here is why: This farm bill makes the…

House Republicans Are Playing Political Games with the Farm Bill

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Today, Britton T. Burdick, Communications Director for House Agriculture Democrats, released the following statement: “House Republicans have spent over a year ignoring the red lines and core values of House Democrats. This unforced error will lead to a badly embarrassing result: a partisan farm bill that cannot pass on the House Floor. House Republicans charted this path through…

What They Are Saying: Groups Oppose Partisan Farm Bill

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WASHINGTON – National, state, and local leaders and groups oppose the House Republicans' partisan farm bill. The bill would institute the largest cut to SNAP, America's most effective anti-poverty program, in nearly 30 years. Additionally, it rescinds critical funds for climate-smart agricultural practices secured by House Democrats in the Inflation Reduction Act and limits the…

Ranking Member David Scott Reacts to Partisan Farm Bill

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Today, House Agriculture Ranking Member David Scott released the below statement following the unveiling of the long-awaited partisan farm bill text by Agriculture Committee Republicans. “The discussion draft released by Chairman Thompson today confirms my worst fears: House Republicans plan to pay for the farm bill by taking food out of the mouths of America’s hungry children,…

Ranking Member David Scott, Chair Debbie Stabenow Statement on Farm Bill Process

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Today, House Agriculture Ranking Member David Scott and Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow released the below statement following a meeting with House Agriculture Committee Democrats and Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries. “House and Senate Democrats remain committed to passing a strong, bipartisan farm bill that strengthens the farm and…

Ranking Member Scott Statement on Republican Rejection of Bipartisan Farm Bill

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement in response to the decision by Agriculture Committee Republicans to reject a bipartisan farm bill compromise. "Agriculture Committee Democrats presented a farm bill counterproposal to our Republican colleagues as part of an ongoing, years-long bipartisan process that could invest…

Ranking Member David Scott Opening Statement at Foreign Influence on U.S. Agriculture Hearing

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House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott today delivered the following statement at a full Committee hearing regarding concerns over foreign influence on American agriculture. Watch the full hearing here. [As prepared for delivery] The purpose of today’s hearing is to discuss the influence that China has on American agriculture. Unfortunately, some of…

Bipartisan Members Plot Roadmap to Ease Farm Labor Crisis

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House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott and Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson released the following joint statement after the bipartisan Agricultural Labor Working Group (ALWG) released its final report. The final report is the product of a months-long effort to identify workforce issues faced by the nation’s agricultural producers and offer specific policy…

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