WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) issued the following statement today on his decision to vote against the Farm Bill.
“Our farmers are an integral part of our country’s history and economy, but unfortunately this bill has become about more than supporting our farmers,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Too much of this bill is devoted to irresponsible food stamp distribution that fails to help people realize the dignity of work. I could not support this bill because it does not contain stronger work requirements for food stamps. I am disappointed at this missed opportunity to reform the SNAP program, and I am more disappointed in the failure to negotiate a more fair and effective Farm Bill for our farmers.”