Farm Bill Passes House; Westerman Amendments Included

June 21, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (June 21) upon passage of H.R. 2, commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill:

“Today in the House of Representatives, we passed the 2018 Farm Bill,” Westerman said. “This bill included many important items for farmers across the Fourth Congressional District. Three amendments I introduced were passed and added to the farm bill to focus on forest health. One of the most notable changes in this farm bill is adding a work requirement for able-bodied, working-age adults without young children at home who receive SNAP benefits. There is no better anti-poverty program than a job. That is why we introduced this important language that requires work, technical education, or even volunteer service to receive these benefits. As I travel throughout Arkansas, I see a growing economy with record low unemployment and employers eager to hire. For these reasons, I was proud to cast my support for the 2018 Farm Bill.”