Cole Applauds Passage of Drought Relief
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Tom Cole (OK-4) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 6233 - the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act.
"Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers are dealing with one of the worst droughts in our history. This bill will bring much-needed relief to help them get through a tough year and the certainty to allow them to plan for next year.
"The agriculture industry is vital to our state and national economy, and failing to renew these sensible disaster assistance programs during a weather emergency would be unacceptable. Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas has done an excellent job bringing this bill to the floor, and today's extension of drought relief is a good first step toward passing a comprehensive farm bill."