Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 6233, which would reauthorize a number of agriculture disaster programs.
"The bill passed by the House today would provide assistance to producers affected by the drought and wildfires devastating farms and ranches across Nebraska. Until the House and Senate come to an agreement on long-term farm policy, this legislation would ensure struggling producers are not left with more uncertainty."
H.R. 6233 reauthorizes certain disaster assistance programs which expired at the end of fiscal year 2011, paid for with offsets consistent with levels previously established by enacted appropriations. The bill results in an overall savings of $256 million.