WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 17, 2018--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.

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CONTACT: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

Curtis Kalin, 202-467-5318

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL NEWS/VIEWS PUBLIC POLICY WHITE HOUSE/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AGRICULTURE

SOURCE: Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

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