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4:55pm October 12, 2013

Black Caucus Chair Named Farm Bill Conferee

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Congressional Black Caucus Chair and Agriculture Committee member Rep. Marcia has been named to the conference committee for the 2013 Farm Bill.  Fudge is a watchdog of cuts to food assistance. In a country with over 50 million in poverty and a GOP running the house committed to cutting aid to the poor, Fudge is likely to focus on protecting the poor.  

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi named Fudge to the conference committee.   

“Going to conference on this important legislation is long overdue. While there have been several dividing issues affecting the Farm Bill, I look forward to working with my colleagues in both the House and Senate to find a solution. I hope the result is a comprehensive Farm Bill that provides certainty for U.S. farmers, ranchers, consumers and nutrition program providers,” Fudge said in a statement.  

“Earlier this summer, House Republicans barely passed a partisan Farm Bill that failed to include provisions from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and passed without a single Democratic vote.  In doing so, they turned their back on a long history of bipartisanship as well as the economic security of millions of Americans.  House Democrats are ready to come to the table and reauthorize farm programs along with SNAP for five years instead of allowing House Republicans to decouple important nutrition programs from the rest of the Farm Bill,” Pelosi said in a statement.  



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