Submitted by the Office of Ronny Jackson
WASHINGTON — Right now, Recurrentative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) introduced that language from his bipartisan RESTORE Act has been embraced in A a lot hugeger disaster aid invoice, H.R. 267. Jackson launched H.R. 1692, the RESTORE Act, in March alongside Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28). House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (GA-13) and Rating Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) praised Jackson for his management on this legal guidelines earlier than shifting To incorporate it in H.R. 267 all by way of today’s committee markup.
This coverage would assist the ag group recuperate from pure disasters, collectively with the current winter storm in Texas, and droughts, Which might be useful for cotton growers Notably.
Jackson has shortly established himself as A pacesetter in advancing Texas’ agriculture priorities in Congress by way of his work as Co-Chair of the Texas Agriculture Process Strain.
Jackson sassist: “The ag group has been by way of Tons Inside the final yr As a Outcome of of market turmoil Introduced on by COVID-19 and disastrous climate occasions. I am dedicated to being An factor of The reply so We will Guarantee our farmers and ranchers emerge from these setbacks stronger than ever earlier than. I thank Chairman Scott and Rating Member Thompson For his or her efforts To incorporate my legislative textual content material Inside the huger disaster aid invoice, And that i Look forward to seeing this course of by way of to it turning into regulation. Congressman Cuellar has been A strong companion to work with And that i thank him for becoming a member of me in assist of Texas agriculture.”
Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) sassist: “We should prioritize essential assist to our South Texas rural communities who ensured meals remained on grocery cabinets all by way of the nation, Through the pandemic. That is the rationale I am joyful that The house Agriculture Committee will embrace bipartisan provisions from the RESTORE Act Inside their disaster legal guidelines—legal guidelines that I assisted introduce So as to increase protections, current direct assist, and safeguard solvency for the 250,000 farms and ranches in Texas. I even Want to thank my fellow Texan, Congressman Ronny Jackson, for his management on this effort.”
Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-08) sassist: “Texas farmers and ranchers have suffered catastrophic losses from A worldwide pandemic and historic winter storms. The winter freeze in February proved simply how essential growing the WHIP+ Program to cowl damages incurred by hailstorms, freezes, polar vortexes, and extreme wind occasions is to the Texas agricultural group. This essential disaster cowlage will convey a lot-needed aid to farmers and ranchers As a Outcome of they recuperate from the winter storms, And i am proud To face up for our nation’s agricultural group and cosponsor this bipartisan legal guidelines.”
Rep. Michael Cloud (TX-27) sassist: “In the coastal area of Texas, the exhausting work of farmers and ranchers Could be devastated at any second As a Outcome of of a hurricane. We witnessed farmers and ranchers all by way of the state lose $600 million of their yield A pair of months Due to winter storm. Crop insurance coverage has On A daily basis currentd a lifeline to farmers when disaster strikes. However, assist from the WHIP+ can assist farmers traverse the uncertainty Of in all probability disastrous climate occasions, giving them extra assist To rearrange for The subsequent season.”
Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) sassist: “I commend The house Agriculture Committee for passage of bipartisan legal guidelines to reauthorize disaster aid, collectively with the Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Program (WHIP), for our producers Who’ve expert historic and widespread manufacturing losses As a Outcome of of extreme drought.”
Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11) sassist: “With the ever-growing challenges for farm and ranch operators, A strong And sturdy safety internet is essential to producers as They current the meals and fiber We rely on. I am proud to have advocated for this aid alongside my Texas colleagues and thank Rating Member Thompson for his efforts to have this essential provision embraced in today’s markup.”
Rep. Pat Fallon (TX-04) sassist: “Our nation’s farmers have watched a quantity of catastrophic disasters wreak havoc on their merchandise. This yr, farmers from Texas District 4 have Dealt with Winter Storm Uri, huge portions of flooding, and A Lightweight freeze in late Spring. Circumstances like these Finish in deficiencies, illness, and losses, Which have The power to bankrupt the People who put meals on our tables. The RESTORE Act Is An excellent step in the direction of offering disaster assist to our nation’s farmers, by recreating the WHIP+ program. I am joyful to see the bipartisan effort to convey this invoice to markup in The house Committee on Agriculture.”
Rep. Pete Durations (TX-17) sassist: “Initially of this yr, the Lone Star State endured a disastrous winter storm, and the agriculture enterprise suffered Lots of its penalties. The meals current chain is A fragile ecosystem that requires our consideration. The RESTORE Act will ship disaster assist to The lads And women who toil, day in and Day trip, To Guarantee A delicate meals current for the American individuals. I applaud Congressmen Ronny Jackson (TX-13) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) for going to bat for our good Texan producers.”
Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) sassist: “Central and South Texas producers suffered historic losses On this yr’s winter freeze. I’m proud to assist this important bipartisan invoice That is going to uplift our farmers and ranchers Inside the Fifteenth District of Texas.”
Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening sassist: “Texas Farm Bureau is joyful Congressmen Ronny Jackson and Henry Cuellar’s RESTORE Act was embraced Inside the U.S. House Agriculture Committee’s passage of their huger disaster aid legal guidelines Through the committee mark-up this morning. Whether or not it wAs a Outcome of the winter storm, hurricanes, flooding, or ongoing drought conditions, Texas agricultural producers are in determined need of assist To maintain them working. We thank Congressmen Jackson and Cuellar for working To deal with these challenges head-on. We additionally respect Chairman David Scott and Rating Member G.T. Thompson For his or her work To incorporate this language On this legal guidelines. Texas Farm Bureau is proud to assist this invoice And seems forward to working with leaders in Congress to get it throughout the end line To current aid for exhaustingworking farm and ranch households.”
Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. CEO Kody Bessent sassist: “Plains Cotton Growers, Inc., properly respects and assists House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (D-GA) and Rating Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA) for advancing H.R. 267, the 2020 WHIP+ Reauthorization Act. H.R. 267 as amended would extend the WHIP+ program for the 2020 and 2021 calendar yr respectively. The legal guidelines additionally embraces a quantity of key provisions Which might enhance WHIP+ collectively with growing the itemizing of licensed losses coated by WHIP+ and resolve to A drawback Usually acknowledged As a Outcome of the J Code, which has earlier thanhand rendered some candidates’ ineligible for advantages. Plains Cotton Growers, Inc. is proud to assist this legal guidelines And seems forward to working with Congress to enact this needed aid for agriculture.”
Co-sponsors of the RESTORE Act embrace Recurrentatives Kevin Brady (TX-08), Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Michael Burgess (TX-26), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Michael Cloud (TX-27), Brian Babin (TX-36), Pete Durations (TX-17), Randy Weber (TX-14), Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Beth Van Duyne (TX-24), August Pfluger (TX-11), Tony Gonzales (TX-23), Pat Fallon (TX-04), and Tom Cole (Okay-04).