WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman David Rouzer recently announced his appointment to serve on a committee to form a final Farm Bill.
According to a news release from his office, Rouzer will join other legislators on a bipartisan and bicameral conference committee to strengthen the farm safety net and make critical reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as “SNAP.” Rouzer, a representative for North Carolina’s 7th District, was appointed by House Speaker Paul Ryan along with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway.
“I am honored Speaker Ryan, along with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Conaway, appointed me to serve on the conference committee tasked with working out policy differences between the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm Bill,” Rouzer stated. “A strong Farm Bill is critical to our farm families and rural communities – not to mention its role in ensuring that every American has access to the safest, most affordable food supply in the world. I look forward to working with my colleagues in both chambers to produce a bill that is good for rural America, our economy, and makes the necessary policy changes to incentivize work, strengthen workforce training opportunities and improve the lives of those who need it most.”
Ryan added that Rouzer’s knowledge on agriculture issues make him an obvious choice for the Farm Bill conference committee.
“As the Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, David has led efforts critical to the prevention and mitigation of potential animal disease outbreaks,” Ryan said. “We are pleased to have him lend his perspective during the upcoming negotiations.”
Conaway also added remarks about Rouzer and the organization.
“Today, we move one step closer to delivering a strong, new farm bill to the president’s desk on time as he has called on Congress to do,” Conaway said. “America’s farmers and ranchers and rural America are struggling right now and they deserve the certainty of a strong farm bill to see them through to better times. The House has pulled together a solid team of conferees – including Rep. Rouzer. I’m looking forward to working with David, who has been a strong voice for agriculture through this process, and the rest of our House and Senate colleagues to reach a final product that helps millions of low-income Americans climb the economic ladder, while standing by our nation’s hard-working farm and ranch families.”