Lucas Statement on House Passage of Nutrition Reform Bill

Sep 19, 2013 Issues: Farm Bill

Tamara Hinton, 202.225.0184

WASHINGTON – Today, Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3102, the Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act of 2013, by a vote of 217-210.

"I remain committed to getting a five-year farm bill on the books this year. Today's vote was another step toward that goal. The House passed a bill that makes common-sense reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that encourages and enables work participation, closes program loopholes, and eliminates waste, fraud and abuse while saving the American taxpayer nearly $40 billion. SNAP serves an important purpose to help Americans who are struggling, so it is equally important that we ensure the program is working in the most effective and efficient way. I look forward to continuing conversations with my House and Senate colleagues as we move toward a farm bill conference," said Chairman Frank Lucas.