Rep. Crawford added as Farm Bill conferee

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On Wednesday (July 18), U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan to serve on the Conference Committee for H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill.

Crawford will work with a group of other appointed members to resolve differences between the Senate and House versions of the bill.

“I look forward to continuing to work on a Farm Bill that provides certainty to our nation’s farmers and producers while they perform a task that is directly correlated with our national security,” Crawford said.

“The final product must be something that provides solutions to the difficulties those living in rural America face. I hope to work quickly and efficiently so that we can get this legislation onto the President’s desk before the current Farm Bill expires on September 30th,” he added.

Crawford is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture as well as the Chairman of Subcommittee General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.

Other House members named to the conference committee include:

Republicans
Chairman Mike Conaway (TX)
Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA)
Bob Goodlatte (VA)
Frank Lucas (OK)
Mike Rogers (AL)
Austin Scott (GA)
Vicky Hartzler (MO)
Rodney Davis (IL)
Ted Yoho (FL)
David Rouzer (NC)
Roger Marshall (KS)
Jodey Arrington (TX)

Democrats
Collin Peterson (Minn.)
David Scott (Ga.)
Jim Costa (Calif.)
Tim Walz (Minn.)
Marcia Fudge (Ohio)
Jim McGovern (Mass.)
Filemon Vela (Texas)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.)
Ann Kuster (N.H.)
Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.)

Senate leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is expected to name Senate conferees for the Farm Bill next week.

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