Newhouse: D.C. Must Do Better To Help The American Farmer
Last week, Republican leaders from the Agriculture and Budget Committees introduced the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Production Act. Dan Newhouse, chair of the Western Caucus, said the legislation would protect and promote American agriculture by reversing the Biden Administration’s regulatory barriers to domestic production, while providing immediate relief to farmers and families across the country.
Newhouse said he, and his fellow lawmakers have a deep appreciation for all farmers do, but that feeling is not universal in D.C.
“But lately, President Biden and his far-left Democrats are so focused on radically altering the country with their burdensome regulations and socialist spending proposals, they’re blind to the impacts their own policies are having on Americans across the country.”
Newhouse said with cost of living at a 40-year high, and still moving up, now is not the time to raise taxes on the Ag community. He said lawmakers can help farmers by addressing the ongoing labor shortage, which he said will help keep the food supply chain strong.
"First, the House has acted twice now to pass my bill, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, and it is time for the Senate to act on it to provide the labor our farmers so desperately need."
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