Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.
The Ag Minute: Obama Continues to Push for Job Killing Cap and Tax Plan
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WASHINGTON – This week during The Ag Minute, Ranking Member Frank Lucas discusses how President Obama continues to push for a job killing cap and tax bill that would result in lost jobs, higher energy costs and higher food prices. Just today President Obama met with nearly two dozen senators at the White House to try to push his disastrous energy plan.
Despite this, President Obama continues to push for policies, such as cap and tax that are not only unpopular, but would be devastating to an already suffering economy.
The American people understand that our country needs real leadership on the most important issues of the day. We need to focus on exploring all economic and energy options that encourage innovation and economic growth, rather than continuing on the misguided course this administration is following."