Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in strong support of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2 – Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
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"Thank you very much Mr. Speaker. Ladies and Gentlemen this is a great farm bill. There’s so much in it, so many great things. But in this farm bill is perhaps the absolute best example of bipartisanship at its best. To have Democrats and Republicans working together to give $80 million dollars to African American 1890s Land Grant Colleges and Universities.
“I just want to say a big thank you. I want to thank our Ranking Member Mr. Peterson, and I want to thank Mike Conaway, who started with me on this journey. God bless you Mike, thank you so much for your help. And I want to thank our friends over on the Senate side. I want to thank Senator David Perdue, who took the reins over there and helped put the money back in. I want to also thank Sen. Roberts, the Chairman of the Senate committee. I want to thank my staffer, Ashley Smith, my Legislative Director, who worked night and day with me on this bill.
“And I want to thank God Almighty. Ladies and Gentlemen, God had his hand on this: to pull Democrats and Republicans together, to give $80M to badly needed African American Land Grant Colleges and Universities. Only God could pull this together. We thank God for this blessing and for touching the hearts and the souls, and the spirits of all of my colleagues who will vote for this bill.
“I want to thank also the staff of both the Senate Agriculture Committee as well as the House Agriculture Committee. Thank you all for the work that you did in this bill.
“I thank you for all the people in America who are grateful for this. But especially the African American community thanks you for opening up these opportunities for their light to shine as well. Thank you.”