06/21/13 Thursday afternoon Senator Joe Donnelly released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted on their version of a five-year farm bill and it failed to pass, 195-234.
“I am disappointed that the House did not pass a version of a five-year farm bill so we could go to a conference committee, work through our differences, and get a bill signed into law. The Senate passed a bipartisan, five-year farm bill that would reduce the deficit and give Hoosier farmers and rural communities the certainty they deserve. It is time for the House to do the same.”
Indiana District 2 Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released this statement after the House farm bill vote:
“It is extremely disappointing that the House could not work together to pass a comprehensive five-year farm bill for the sake of our nation’s agriculture industry. I supported this bill because it would have provided a reliable safety net for our family farmers and small businesses, eliminated direct payments, and strengthened crop insurance to allow predictability for our farmers.
“While this is not a perfect bill, failure to pass a farm bill is a disservice to our farmers, ranchers, producers, and consumers who are in dire need of certainty from Washington. Moving forward, I will keep working to find common ground and bipartisan solutions to make progress on this bill.”