WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today named Republican lawmakers to the House-Senate conference committee on the Farm Bill. Last month, the House passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which includes critical reforms to close the skills gap and help more Americans move from welfare to work.

“We see this Farm Bill as pivotal for building a sturdier ladder of opportunity in America,” Speaker Ryan said. “With all this momentum in our economy, there could not be a better time to help more people move from welfare to work. This is a chance to close the skills gap, better equip our workforce, and support much-needed development in rural communities. I look forward to working with Chairman Conaway and all of these lawmakers on these vital reforms.”

Earlier today, the Speaker’s office released an overview of how the House Farm Bill helps more Americans move from welfare to work. This represents the last plank of our Better Way agenda.

House Agriculture Committee

1. Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX)

2. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)

3. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)

4. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

5. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)

6. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)

7. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)

8. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)

9. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

10. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

11. Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)

12. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)

13. Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)

House Education and the Workforce Committee 

1. Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

2. Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA)

House Energy and Commerce Committee

1. Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)

2. Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

House Financial Services Committee 

1. Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)

2. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI)

House Foreign Affairs Committee

1. Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA)

2. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

1. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)

2. Rep. James Comer (R-KY)

House Natural Resources Committee

1. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT)

2. Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

1. Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)

2. Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

1. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)

2. Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)