Rep. Soto Statement on House Rejection of Farm Bill 2018

May 18, 2018
Press Release
Florida was posed to lose more SNAP beneficiaries than any other state

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against the Farm Bill (H.R.2, Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018), which sets agriculture policy and funding for the next five years. Rep. Soto, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after House Democrats and 30 Republicans voted against this legislation:  

“This is the second time in recent history (2013) that Republicans have messed with the SNAP program to effectively sink the Farm Bill. Without these callous, right-wing attacks on food assistance programs, we would have passed a Farm Bill months ago to help Florida’s farmers, ranchers, and food insecure families. Senators from both sides of the aisle, all House Dems and several Republicans stood united against this harmful bill.  In the most prosperous nation in the world, Congress must do better to ensure no American family goes hungry.”


Congressman Darren Soto represents Florida’s 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties. He serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Natural Resources Committee.