US Senator Bennet: President Signs Bipartisan Farm Bill with Colorado Priorities
Washington, D.C. – Today the President signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, secured 25 priorities in the final legislation.
- Summary of the 25 Bennet-led priorities
- Medium post and video of Bennet’s remarks on the Senate floor
- Statements of support from more than a dozen farmers, ranchers, and local leaders in Colorado
A copy of Bennet’s statement upon Senate passage is below:
“The farmers and ranchers of Colorado wrote enormous parts of this legislation, and what passed today is a reflection of their priorities.
“Over the course of two dozen listening sessions, their recommendations have improved how we manage our forests, have strengthened our farm safety net, and will help us address climate change.
“In the Senate Agriculture Committee, we don’t have partisan differences—we have regional differences that we resolve. That’s because farmers and ranchers don’t have the luxury of pretending politics is the only thing that matters. They’re focused on handing the next generation more opportunity. That’s what this bill does.
“It has been gratifying to work with other members of the Agriculture Committee. After two years of negotiation and hard-fought compromise, we are steps away from having this critical bill become law.”