CONTACT: Eric Bott, EBott@afphq.org
Bloated Measure Light on Badly-Needed Reforms, Heavy on Corporate Welfare
MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin commented on the votes cast by the Badger State’s two U.S. Senators last night on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. The free-market activist group praised Senator Ron Johnson for voting no and criticized Senator Tammy Baldwin for voting yes, citing the bill’s failure to reform spending programs and reduce farm subsidies.
Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:
“Senator Johnson deserves tremendous credit for taking a courageous and principled stand against corporate welfare and for Wisconsin taxpayers. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Senator Baldwin. The farm bill passed by the Senate last night is a monstrosity, heavy on corporate welfare but light on badly-needed reforms. It is yet another example of Washington’s unwillingness to respect Wisconsin taxpayers and stop reckless overspending. On this vote, Tammy Baldwin showed once again that when it comes to cronyism and overspending, she is part of the problem, not the solution.”
Senator Johnson was one of 11 senators who voted against H.R. 2.