Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ statement on the defeat of the Washington Republicans Fake Farm Bill

Bustos calls on Republicans to abandon partisan path and instead work with Democrats to draft a truly bipartisan Farm Bill

Washington – Today, following the defeat of the Washington Republicans’ so-called Farm Bill, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, a member of Democratic House Leadership and the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement:

“Instead of working with Democrats to develop a bipartisan Farm Bill, as has been done for generations, Washington Republicans wrote their own bill behind closed doors and barred the door when we showed up to work with them,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “This was a hyper-partisan bill that would have hurt millions of Americans from the pasture to the plate. Hardworking farmers across the heartland are sick and tired of Washington politicians playing games with their livelihood. They’re already feeling the effects of President Trump’s trade war in their wallets and they need us to work together. Now that this fake Farm Bill has been defeated, I hope Washington Republicans will abandon their one-party approach to governing and instead work with us to develop a real Farm Bill that will grow the economy, feed the hungry and provide the stability our farmers need to succeed.”