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AFP-Connecticut: "Farm Bill" Still Falsely Advertised

June 11, 2013

Hartford, CT – Americans for Prosperity– Connecticut State Director, JR Romano issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Farm Bill.

“We are disappointed to see that rather than enacting meaningful reforms to food and farm policy, the Senate chose last night to instead approve this bloated and bureaucratic Farm Bill,” said AFP-CT State Director, JR Romano.   “Despite the false labeling as a spending cut, this bill is a bigger and more bloated version of its predecessors, costing $955 billion over the next decade.”

The U.S. Senate approved the five-year Farm Bill by a vote of 66-27.  The Senate passed similar legislation last year which was not taken up by the House.  The House is expected to take up the issue as early as next week.

“Food stamps spending still accounts for nearly 80 percent of the spending in the Senate passed version while adding no real taxpayer protections to this program which has doubled in size since 2008,” added Romano.

“We urge the House to apply common sense reforms as they consider this bill.”

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