On Thursday, June 20 the Wichita-based representative from Congressman Mike Pompeo’s office came to Hesston to speak with residents and answer questions.
After the visit, The Record secured an exclusive interview with Congressman Pompeo.
Currently Pompeo serves on several committees and sub-committees. He currently sits on the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, the Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, and the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. He is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is a member of the Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence and Subcommittee on Oversight.
One of the first issues addressed was the recent passage of a $1 trillion farm bill.
Pompeo voted in opposition of the bill.
“The bill we voted on was called a farm bill, but it was really a food stamp bill. There is a history of these being put together – the food stamps and ag. The ag piece has been dominated - $80 billion dominated – by SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). While we protected crop insurance, this legislation didn’t let farmers do what they have to do,” he said.
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