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21:22 | 17.05.2018
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste Endorses Amendments to House Farm Bill

Today, the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) sent a
letter to the House of Representatives, urging them approve several
amendments to H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.

The letter
reads:

“On behalf of the more than one million members and supporters of the
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I urge you to
support the following amendments to H.R. 2:

“Rep. Andy Biggs’ (R-Ariz.) amendment to repeal the bioenergy subsidy
programs established in title IX of the 2002 farm bill.

“Rep. Jim Banks’ (R-Ind.) amendment to repeal the final rule issued by
the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the
Secretary of the Army entitled ‘Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters
of the United States.”‘

“Rep. Doug LaMalfa’s (R-Calif.) amendment to streamline the Forest
Service application process required to construct broadband
infrastructure on federal land.

“Rep. Virginia Foxx’s (R-N.C.) amendment to modernize and reform the
sugar program by removing barriers to domestic production and
implementing market reforms.

“Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) amendment to reform the Agricultural Risk
Protection act of 2000 to prohibit the Department of Agriculture (USDA)
from awarding value-added agricultural product market development grants
to support the marketing of beer, wine, distilled spirits, hard cider,
or other alcohol products. The amendment also rescinds $8 million of the
unobligated funds that were previously provided to USDA for grants.

“Rep. Tom McClintock’s (R-Calif.) amendment to phase out agricultural
subsidies.

“All votes on these amendments will be among those considered in CCAGW’s
2018 Congressional Ratings.”
The
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of
Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan,
nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and
mismanagement in government.
View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180517006299/en/


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