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AFP KEY VOTE ALERT: VOTE “NO” ON THE AGRICULTURE AND NUTRITION ACT OF 2018 (H.R. 2)

Jun 20, 2018 by AFP

June 20, 2018

Dear Representatives:

On behalf of more than 3.2 million activists in all 50 states, I write urging you to vote NO on the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), which failed in the House last month and is being brought to the floor without any changes to improve the bill.

We urge you to vote NO on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Americans for Prosperity will include your vote in our congressional scorecard.

In a time of extreme overspending by the federal government, Congress had an excellent opportunity in the Farm Bill to responsibly and comprehensively overhaul this massive bill that has historically been loaded up with corporate welfare provisions and wasteful spending. The refusal to address this outrageous corporate welfare is disrespectful to American taxpayers and it is extremely disappointing to see this chamber bring the same bad bill to the floor for a second time.

From market-distorting subsidies to guaranteed agriculture profits to handouts for special interests, H.R. 2 remains littered with government programs that cost taxpayers billions each year. While there are some decent reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, they are rendered almost meaningless when any savings are redirected into wasteful and duplicative programs that have shown poor results. We urge members to oppose this bill and instead pass a clean, one-year extension of the Farm Bill in order to provide enough time for a comprehensive overhaul of our nation’s farm policy.

We urge you to vote NO on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. Americans for Prosperity will include your vote in our congressional scorecard.

Visit our scorecard online at: AFPscorecard.org .

Sincerely,

Brent Gardner

Chief Government Affairs Officer

Americans for Prosperity