Diaz-Balart Votes to Lift Floridians into Self-Sufficiency, Support Florida’s Farm and Ranch Families
WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill.
“Agriculture is crucial to Florida’s economy, and I am proud to vote for the Farm Bill that helps our farmers, ranchers, and growers. This bill includes funding to continue research on citrus greening and other invasive diseases and pests that diminish our state's crop yields. I am also pleased with the initiatives this bill provides to lift people out of dependency and into self-sufficiency and independency. It allows individuals to strengthen their skill sets and work ethic with job training and work requirements, igniting a sense of pride and self-worth. Our unemployment rate continues to dip, but with 6.6 million openings available across the United States, this bill will propel more people into our job market.
“I thank Speaker Ryan and Chairman Conway for their leadership on this critical piece of legislation, and I look forward to continue working with them to provide better opportunities for the American people and our ranch and farm families.”