Speaker Ryan Statement on Committee Passage of 2018 Farm Bill | Speaker.gov

WASHINGTON—Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018:

I commend Chairman Conaway and the members of the House Agriculture Committee for their tireless work on this legislation. Included in this farm bill are much-needed reforms that will strengthen America's workforce and help people move out of poverty. For too long, vague and unenforceable requirements have discouraged work and left many good jobs unfilled. By modernizing the government’s approach to better empower the individual, more people will realize their own independence—and the economic and social benefits that come along with it. I’m thankful for Mike’s leadership and look forward to our continued work on reigniting the American Idea.”

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