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Chairman Walker Reiterates Calls for Work Requirements in Farm Bill

Nov 20, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Republican Study Committee Chairman Mark Walker released the following statement urging inclusion of work requirements in the Farm Bill:

“Americans and President Trump overwhelmingly support work requirements. Leading on this issue might seem tough, but so is being trapped in poverty. It’s time to show we truly care, and that means keeping the strong House-passed work requirements that bring hope and opportunity in the Farm Bill.”

Background: Last July, RSC Chairman Mark Walker and Republican Main Street Caucus Chairman Rodney Davis wrote together in the Washington Examiner of the need to include work requirements in the Farm Bill. In a poll, 87% of RSC members said they would oppose any conferenced Farm Bill that did not include strong work requirements.