The House on Thursday passed H.R. 6233, the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act to provide assistance for livestock producers affected by drought. I voted in favor of H.R. 6233 but think the bill is a sad substitute for what is really needed: long-term farm policy. The House still has not brought up the Agriculture Committee's five-year farm bill. I will continue to urge my colleagues to bring up the bill in September to ensure that all producers will have the necessary assistance during times of disaster. Floor speech on Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act.