Roby Statement on House Passage of Farm Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today voted in favor of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill. She released the following statement upon House passage of the bill:
“I am proud to serve Alabama’s Second District where agriculture is the largest employer, responsible for more than 93,000 jobs and more than $11 billion in economic impact. I know how critically important it is that Congress deliver agriculture policy that actually works for farmers throughout Alabama and our country and makes their important work easier, not harder. I was glad to be a voice for Alabama’s farmers throughout the process to ensure that our commodities receive fair treatment. This farm bill addresses many of the challenges farmers face daily, and that’s why I was proud to cast my vote in favor of the legislation today.”
H.R. 2 passed the House by a vote of 213-211. It now awaits further action by the Senate.