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Ranking Member Scott Statement on Republican Rejection of Bipartisan Farm Bill

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 tens of billions of dollars in the farm bill safety net without cuts to SNAP benefits. Unfortunately, Republicans rejected this bipartisan approach in favor of a partisan bill with an untenable funding scheme. By insisting on poison pill policies, Republicans have turned what could have been a genuinely bipartisan bill into a messaging exercise to appease their right flank that has no chance of becoming law."

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