Today, the Senate named their representatives to the House/Senate conference committee for the 2018 Farm Bill. Here’s the full list of House and Senate conferees.
In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell named himself to the conference committee – meaning he will be in the room when the permanent fate of hemp is decided.
As a reminder, the Senate’s version of the Farm Bill contains the Hemp Farming Act, sponsored by Leader McConnell and co-sponsored by a bi-partisan coalition of more than two-dozen Senators, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The House version is silent on hemp.
The House/Senate conference committee will resolve the differences between the two bills – and McConnell will be twisting arms to ensure the Senate hemp language prevails.
He needs our help.
We’ve re-formatted our online portal to empower you to help get hemp across the finish line. Input your zip code, and our portal will determine whether your Congressman and/or Senators serve on the conference committee. If so, with a few keystrokes, you can send them a personalized email urging them to support the Hemp Farming Act language. The portal will also enable you to send a message to your Members of Congress who don’t serve on the conference committee to urge them to reach out to their colleagues that do.
In just a few minutes, you can make a real difference. Please link to our portal below and have your say NOW. And please share this message and this call to action with your friends, colleagues, customers, and social media contacts today.
Our grassroots army helped kill the misguided Grassley Amendment a few weeks ago. Now, together, we can extinguish Hemp Prohibition. Forever.