WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) today released the following statement after voting for a procedural motion to end debate on the Senate’s farm bill:
“Farmers and ranchers need the long-term certainty only a farm bill can provide,” Johanns said. “Congress has drug its feet for too long. While this is not the bill I would have written, I believe – warts and all – it is better than no farm bill and significantly better than the bill passed by the House Ag Committee.”
The vote passed along bipartisan lines and sets up a vote on final passage of the Senate Farm Bill as early as this evening.