AFP: Disappointed in Boehner for Farm Bill Support

June 13, 2013

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest and most effective advocate for economic freedom, today issued a key vote alert calling on Speaker John Boehner and the U.S. House of Representatives to oppose the Farm Bill.

AFP President Tim Phillips said, “It is disappointing to see Speaker Boehner express support for the 2013 Farm Bill, which has become little more than a bloated spending bill stuffed with $940 billion in welfare and corporate cronyism.”

Click here to see the AFP key vote alert. AFP has been a strong opponent of the Farm Bill, and has compiled numerous policy briefs, op-eds, an infographic, and press releases available here. AFP has also leveraged its broad activist network across the country to oppose the bill, and has indicated a willingness to significantly increase activist engagement on this issue if need be.

“It’s difficult to see how anyone calling themselves a conservative Republican can vote for the largest expansion of food stamp spending and corporate cronyism in American history, and then expect support from primary voters next election season,” continued Phillips. “Our activists around the country are staunchly opposed to this kind of government overspending, waste, and corporate welfare. In the coming days, we’ll be making sure their voices are heard loud and clear.”

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