U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture

09/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/24/2021 17:23

Thompson: Reconciliation Bill a Trojan Horse for American Agriculture

Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, upon review of the recently revealed reconciliation text, criticized the measure as an affront to the Farm Bill process and a Trojan Horse for American agriculture:

"This bill is an attack on the Farm Bill process by extending narrow, partisan priorities beyond their expiration while leaving production agriculture hanging by the vine. This is what happens when congressional committees are held hostage by party leaders who have zero interest in protecting the individuals and communities who feed, clothe, and fuel this great nation.

"It is no wonder why Democrats chose to keep this text from their own rank-and-file members, let alone Republicans. This text and process will have significant political and financial ramifications, and further shows just how out of touch Democrats are with rural America and the needs of production agriculture. Rural communities certainly won't be 'thanking anyone later' for leaving farmers high and dry."