Lubbock Congressman says food stamp reform is priority

Lubbock Congressman says food stamp reform is priority

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Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington says food stamp reform is a priority for resolving differences in the farm bills.

House Speaker Paul Ryan selected him for the conference committee and said he's become a passionate leader and a champion for agriculture.

Arrington said his strategy for the conference will use the house version as a baseline and negotiate from there.

Which means the food stamp reforms stay, requiring able bodied adults without dependents to work to earn benefits.

"It's not just good for the taxpayers, it's good for the folks who sometimes, under the current policy, are trapped in a cycle of dependence and poverity. We don't want that -- especially when you have seven million surplus jobs and a growing economy because of the pro-growth policies, like tax cuts and regulatory relief, that we've advanced over the last year or so," Arrington said. 

Arrington said his other priorities such as strengthening commodity safety nets, funding rural infrastructure and trade protections for farmers, are equally important. 

The senate must approve the House's resolution to the conference committee and name its own conferees.

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