Ruppersberger Issues Statement on Vote in Support of Rule Advancing Compromise Farm Bill
(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today issued the following statement after voting to support a rule advancing the compromise Farm Bill:
“I supported today’s rule because my vote was needed to counter the effort by the Freedom Caucus to derail the Farm Bill, which contains critical investments for priorities ranging from bioenergy to the opioid crisis to the Chesapeake Bay restoration. The nutritional assistance program funded by the Farm Bill (SNAP) is a lifeline for 42 million Americans.
I want to be clear that I support the House having a full, complete, and open debate on U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, especially in light of recent events. I am supporting a resolution to withdraw our troops from Yemen. I have also voted to repeal the current AUMF that the President is using as legal justification for the war in Yemen.”