Washington, DC — Today, Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson and Republican Committee leadership urged Chairman David Scott to uphold his pledge and return to the Committee's storied history of bipartisanship ahead of this week's reconciliation process.
The letter highlighted recent bipartisan wins, including unanimous support of both broadband and disaster programs, while cautioning against a process that lacks oversight, transparency, and collaboration.
"We fear the reputation of this Committee has been tarnished by the actions of Speaker Pelosi and others in the Democrat leadership. It seems as though the days we come together for the common good of rural America are now few and far between. Instead, this Committee is being held hostage by party leaders who have zero interest in protecting the farmers, ranchers, and foresters that feed, clothe, and fuel this great nation,"they said in the letter.
"When our Committee is working together in a collaborative and bipartisan manner, things get done for rural America," they continued.