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Congressional Legislation Details

Title as Introduced:

Agricultural Reform, Food, and Jobs Act (Farm Bill 2012)

Bill Number:

S.3240

Description:

Reauthorizes several U.S. Department of Agriculture farm and nutrition programs for five years.

Bill Sponsor

Our Position:

We oppose this bill.
Dear Senators:

Next week, the Senate will begin consideration of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240), the omnibus farm bill that sets agricultural and food policy in the United States. Like its predecessors, the 2012 Farm Bill is shaping up to be a big handout to agri-business industries at the expense of the American taxpayer. On behalf of more than two million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, I am writing to say that AFP stands opposed to this legislation and the continued practice of using tax dollars to prop up private industries.

This bill embodies Washington’s continued reckless, runaway spending. Facing a national debt of nearly $16 trillion, now is the time for government officials to look for ways to rein in spending. Cutting farm subsidies is one smart way to save taxpayers money. Unfortunately, the Senate is prepared to spend more than ever. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the 2012 farm bill will cost $969 billion over the 2013-2022 period. American taxpayers can’t afford to continue this out-of-control spending.

Click here to read AFP's full letter of opposition to this bill!

Status:

Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 415.

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