Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the one trillion dollar Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 (H.R. 1947), which is commonly known as the "farm" bill. The 1,200-page bill would cost taxpayers 56 percent more than the last "farm" bill, passed by Congress in 2008. Despite being called a "farm" bill, roughly 80 percent of the spending in the bill is devoted to welfare programs like food stamps, which badly need reform.
"At a time when America is over 16 trillion dollars in debt and running massive deficits, we simply cannot afford this," said Jones. "Taxpayers deserve more reform at a lower price."
Congressman Jones joined 233 of his colleagues in voting against H.R. 1947, successfully preventing it from passing the House of Representatives.