Congressman Randy Neugebauer Says The Conservative Vote Is To Vote For The Farm Bill [AUDIO]
On the Thursday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Congressman Randy Neugebauer talked with Chad Hasty about the latest with the farm bill vote.
Today the House will be voting on their final version of the farm bill. Earlier today, the House finished voting on 14 different amendments to the bill. Neugebauer said he was glad to see more reforms being added to the bill, and that it's shaping up to be a good bill for the American people and taxpayers. However, even with the reforms, the bill is still expected to cost around $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
Although Neugebauer admitted that it is a lot of money to spend on the farm bill, he explained that it is still much more conservative than the Senate bill. He also added that right now, many of the farm bill programs are on "autopilot," and that if nothing is done to reform these programs now, nothing will ever change.
'What [people] don't realize is that a lot of these programs, for example food stamps, are on automatic pilot. And so if we don't vote for these reforms today, then the program basically gets no reforms and continues to operate the way it is and increasing at its exponential rate. I understand that it is a lot of money, but if you don't start making these reforms, you never get them. And so that's one of the reasons that really the conservative vote I believe, on this particular bill, is to vote for these reforms..."
The final vote on the House farm bill is expected to take place around noon today.
You can listen to Congressman Randy Neugebauer Mondays at 7:35 during Lubbock's First News on NewsTalk 790 KFYO and online at KFYO.com.