Congressman André Carson released today the following statement regarding the House's vote on the farm bill:
For decades, the farm bill has been a comprehensive measure that brought together the interests of farmers with those they feed. Today, that tradition was gutted, and families will go hungry as a result. Every reputable local and national organization that feeds children says not funding nutrition assistance will have devastating consequences. But nearly every Republican in the House still voted to exclude it today, and the House Republican Leadership has no plan to bring it up separately. Today, politics was put above the very people counting on us to get it right. I hope the Senate can fix this in conference.