In the News

Rep. Bacon: Just-Passed Farm Bill Is "Better Than The Previous Farm Bill"

Washington, DC, December 18, 2018

The House has easily passed the farm bill, a massive legislative package that reauthorizes agriculture programs and food aid.

The legislation has already passed the Senate and is now headed to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

Rep. Don Bacon (R) told NET News he thinks Congress got it "largely right." Bacon said there is always compromise involved in a major piece of legislation such as this.

"I think what we have is better than the previous farm bill and it's clearly better than what we would have had if we would have had a no vote today and it goes to the next Congress with Nancy Pelosi being the speaker," Bacon said.