House Ag Committee outlines budget priorities
"For the past year, this Committee has worked to identify areas for potential deficit reduction while also seeking ways to stimulate job creation,” says committee chairman Lucas. “We will continue that work in 2012, primarily through the reauthorization of the Farm Bill. Ultimately, our goal is to craft fiscally responsible policy that helps farmers and ranchers across the country thrive.”
Peterson adds, "We have already demonstrated that we can step up and be fiscally responsible while providing a safety net for America’s farmers and America’s hungry. This letter makes clear that if the Agriculture Committee is allowed to do its job, we will work together and reduce the deficit in a responsible way while continuing to best represent our constituents."
Read the full letter online.