Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today made the following statement after voting for H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act, also known as the 2013 Farm Bill. The bill failed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 195-234.
"I am very disappointed the House did not pass a five-year Farm Bill today. I thought we would have the votes for a bipartisan bill to establish reasonable farm policy and make reforms to reduce spending.
"We need to examine our options as we work to move a responsible long-term bill forward. I remain committed to getting the Farm Bill done."