Washington, D.C.–Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following the House Republican leadership’s failure to pass a farm bill.
“On nearly every major issue, the House has rightly accepted the bipartisan work of the Senate. Speaker Boehner should take the same commendable approach now, and do the right thing for farmers and Americans who rely on nutrition assistance by passing the Senate’s bipartisan farm bill.
“We would be happy to go to conference if the House were able to pass its own farm bill, but today’s failure proves that is unlikely to happen. Rural communities and families relying on nutrition assistance should not be held hostage to Republican incompetence. It’s time for Speaker Boehner to take the same approach that has proven successful in the past, and allow the House to pass the bipartisan work of the Senate.”