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House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway Defends His SNAP Reforms and Talks Farm Bill With Ron Hays

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:22:23

House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway Defends His SNAP Reforms and Talks Farm Bill With Ron Hays At the 2018 Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Convention in Ft. Worth- cattle producers welcomed Texas Congressman and current Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Mike Conaway. Conaway talked about several issues- but spent most of his time talking about his work on moving forward with the writing of the 2018 Farm BILL.

After his remarks to the Cattle Raisers, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked about the latest Farm Bill Developments with the Chairman- and asked specifically his reaction to getting a News Release from Ranking Member Colin Peterson saying Democrats had no willingness to consider the SNAP reform proposals of the Republican majority. Conaway's reaction- "Disappointment- Hurt a Little Bit- but mainly disappointment that they had taken that position of going to the sidelines. I'm not sure they understand what we are trying to do- we are going to spend the next couple of weeks trying to have this conversation with the American people. I've had it(the conversation) with folks who are typically really strong SNAP supporters- that are really nervous about any changes to it- they are really impressed about what we are trying to get done- and I have asked them for their support- after they see the language of course- But the policies are defendable- they are not punitive- they are just good common sense ideas that I think that most Americans will support."

Conaway says that he believes there is a window of opportunity to move a farm bill from the Committee to the floor for a vote in April- and then will be working with Senator Pat Roberts in a Conference after that.

Listen to the conversation for all the details that the Chairman laid out to Hays by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Click or tap here to listen to Chairman Conaway's remarks to the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers at their 2018 Convention on Saturday morning, March 24th, in Ft Worth- where he talked Farm Bill, Trade and more.


Ron Hays talks exclusively with the Chairman of the House Ag Committee- Mike Conaway
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