Budzinski in Fox News Op-Ed: “It’s Time to Get Serious About Passing a Bipartisan Farm Bill”

Jun 22, 2023
Agriculture
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today,Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) published an op-ed in Fox News calling on her colleagues from both sides of the aisle to get focused on passing a bipartisan farm bill this year without rumored delays

Budzinski’s op-ed also kicked off her “Farm Bill 101” initiative aimed at highlighting how this critical legislation impacts communities throughout Central and Southern Illinois. Budzinski is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and three of its subcommittees focused on commodity exchanges, rural development and agricultural research. 

READ: Budzinski in Fox News Op-Ed: “It’s Time To Get Serious About Passing a Bipartisan Farm Bill”

Excerpts below: 

“Congress has just over 100 days to pass the 2023 Farm Bill — a massive legislative package renewing programs that farmers and families across the country rely on every day. But with all the noise and nonsense in Washington, one of our nation’s most important bills has become an afterthought to too many beyond the walls of our agriculture committees. 

“In fact, rumors are already swirling around Congress that this critical bill could be punted to 2024, with temporary program extensions in a future budget deal. This would create incredible uncertainty for folks who need stability most — our country’s hardworking farmers grappling with the unpredictability of weather and climate and families that are barely getting by with record-high food prices. They deserve better.”

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“The rural communities I represent, just like our farmers and hungry families, can’t afford to have their futures stuck in limbo because of partisan political games in Washington. That’s why I’m launching “Farm Bill 101,” an initiative to showcase just how important this bill is to the people I represent. And it’s why I’m urging all of my colleagues, Democrat and Republican, members of the House and Senate, to get serious about passing a bipartisan Farm Bill this year. One that ensures families can put food on the table, guarantees our farmers’ safety nets, invests in research and development and provides desperately needed resources to our rural communities. Let’s get the job done without delay.”

READ: Budzinski in Fox News Op-Ed: “It’s Time To Get Serious About Passing a Bipartisan Farm Bill”

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