Faso says Farm Bill will pass soon
May 21, 2018 2:34 pm
Chris McKenna reports in the Times Herald-Record that Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) blames the Farm Bill's failure May 18 in the U.S. House to “unrelated issues” and says that those will pass. Conservative Republicans shot the bill down, refusing to vote for it unless a strict immigration bill got a vote. “Unfortunately, the Farm Bill was unable to pass today as a small group delayed passage of the bill over unrelated issues,” Faso said. “I am confident that these unrelated issues will be addressed and the House will pass the Farm Bill in the near future.” The $868 billion Farm Bill needed Republican votes because no Democrats supported it, after the GOP added regulations that would have kicked many needy citizens off the food stamp program. “This thing was a raw deal all around, and there’s just no way I could have supported it,” he said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who represents the southern Hudson Valley. Read the full story in the Times Herald-Record.