LCV: House Should Start from Scratch on Farm Bill

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – Following the defeat of the anti-environmental Farm Bill in the House of Representatives, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“It is time for the House to go back to the drawing board to draft a bill that upholds clean water safeguards, keeps food on the tables of hardworking families, and preserves our treasured public lands. The riders in this disastrous bill risked safe drinking water for 117 million people and allowed the degradation of our nation’s largest national forest, the Tongass in Alaska. Instead of using our communities as bargaining chips, Congress should start over and write a new Farm Bill that puts healthy communities ahead of polluting special interests.”

 

 

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