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Thompson Named to Farm Bill Conference Committee

July 18, 2018
Press Release
House-Senate Committee tasked with negotiating final 2018 Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – House Leadership today appointed U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Vice Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to the conference committee tasked with negotiating a final Farm Bill.

The House and Senate have each passed their own versions of the 2018 Farm Bill, and a final bill must pass both chambers of Congress before it can be sent to the president to be signed into law.

“I look forward to joining my colleagues in the House and Senate to find the best parts from both bills and bring them together,” said Rep. Thompson, who is Chairman of the Nutrition Subcommittee. “I am especially proud of the provisions we’ve included to give many Americans the skills needed to obtain a good-paying job. Food insecurity exists for so many in America today. And the workforce and job training provisions in the bill represent a significant opportunity to help millions of Americans find family-sustaining employment. I thank Chairman Conaway for his leadership and look forward to getting the bill signed into law.”

“Today, we move one step closer to delivering a strong, new farm bill to the president’s desk on time as he has called on Congress to do. America's farmers and ranchers and rural America are struggling right now and they deserve the certainty of a strong farm bill to see them through to better times. The House has pulled together a solid team of conferees – including Vice Chairman Thompson. I’m looking forward to working with GT, who has been a key leader for ag and nutrition through this process, and the rest of our House and Senate colleagues to reach a final product that helps millions of low-income Americans climb the economic ladder, while standing by our nation’s hard-working farm and ranch families,” said House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11).

The full list of House Republican Members who were selected for the conference committee:

House Agriculture Committee Conferees:
1. Chairman Mike Conaway (TX-11)
2. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05)
3. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06)
4. Frank Lucas (OK-03)
5. Mike Rogers (AL-03)
6. Austin Scott (GA-08)
7. Rick Crawford (AR-01)
8. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)
9. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
10. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
11. David Rouzer (NC-07)
12. Roger Marshall (KS-01)
13. Jodey Arrington (TX-19)

House Education and the Workforce Committee Conferees:
1. Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (NC)
2. Rick Allen (GA-12)

House Energy and Commerce Committee Conferees:
1. John Shimkus (IL-15)
2. Kevin Cramer (ND-AL)

House Financial Services Committee Conferees:
1. Chairman Jeb Hensarling (TX-05)
2. Sean Duffy (WI-07)

House Foreign Affairs Committee Conferees:
1. Chairman Ed Royce (CA-39)
2. Steve Chabot (OH-01)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Conferees:
1. Mark Walker (NC-06)
2. James Comer (KY-01)

House Natural Resources Committee Conferees:
1. Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01)
2. Bruce Westerman (AR-04)

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Conferees:
1. Ralph Abraham (LA-05)
2. Neal Dunn (FL-02)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Conferees:
1. Jeff Denham (CA-10)
2. Bob Gibbs (OH-07)

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