Sen. Rubio Explains Why He Didn't Support the Farm Bill
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, released a statement Tuesday after voting against the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill):
“The farm bill released late last night fails to do what is necessary to protect farmers, working families, and taxpayers," Rubio said. "The conference committee had an opportunity to take the best provisions from both the Senate and House farm bills, but instead it appears to have combined the worst elements into legislation that I simply cannot support.
"When I voted for the Senate Farm Bill, it was to advance the legislative process, with the goal being a five-year farm bill that would give Florida farmers much-needed confidence following the devastation of Hurricane Irma and the prospects of an uncertain trade future. The conferees failed to meet that standard.”