On the House floor on Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee Member Glenn Thompson (R., Pa.) stated that, “During the last Congress there was one area where both parties came together. It was an effort that made improvements to programs resulting in better use of each taxpayer dollar. It was on an effort that also achieved deficit reduction. That effort was the farm bill.
“Many of us are eager to hear the President’s plan to help the nation achieve fiscal balance during next week’s State of the Union. I encourage the President to elevate passage of a new farm bill to the forefront in his speech. It’s good policy. It’s one area where we can come together and start the path to fiscal balance. I encourage my leaders in the House to welcome this call.”