Deb Fischer Applauds Senate for Passage of Farm Bill

June 19, 2012


LINCOLN, Nebraska, June 19, 2012 - Following the 64-35 passage of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer released the following statement:

“I applaud the Senate for passing the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, a bipartisan bill that cuts spending by billions of dollars while introducing several key reforms that help modernize our nation’s agriculture policy.

“Although it is disappointing that Sen. Johanns’ amendment to ban Environmental Protection Agency low-level surveillance flyovers did not pass, the 2012 farm bill taken as a whole is a victory for both American farmers and American taxpayers.

“The farm bill is a rare, yet promising example of how both parties can work together to achieve commonsense reform on behalf of the American people.”

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