Burgess Statement on Farm Bill
May 18, 2018
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.
“All Americans rely on our nation’s agriculture community each day for safe and healthy food. This year’s farm bill gives farmers the support they need while making smart improvements to existing law. As Congress considers ways to spur our economy and bolster its growth, I support this bill’s efforts to help Americans enter the workforce. While this legislation hit a roadblock today, I am hopeful that a solution can be reached as soon as possible so that we can ensure the nation’s food supply and get Americans back to work.”