WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This evening, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated by an overwhelming vote (75-340) Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-AZ) proposed amendment to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2) that would have repealed the farm bill’s Energy Title programs. The Agriculture Energy Coalition applauds the members of Congress who voted against the amendment.
Lloyd Ritter, director of the Agriculture Energy Coalition, states:
“The House of Representatives’ overwhelming vote shows that there is strong, bipartisan support for the energy title programs. These programs support more than 1.5 million U.S. workers who manufacture biobased products and help rural America adopt new technologies for renewable energy economic opportunities. The final farm bill must include an Energy Title, with strong mandatory funding and necessary updates for the vital programs.
“The Coalition thanks Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Kristi Noem (R-SD) for speaking in favor of these programs that build rural infrastructure.”