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posted: 7/31/2013 4:40 AM

Remove amendment from farm bill

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Remove amendment from farm bill

Recently, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Federal Farm Bill. Sadly, Rep. Roskam voted "yes" on this bill, which included an amendment introduced by Rep. Steve King of Iowa. This amendment could potentially nullify dozens of state laws that are currently in place to protect animals, the environment, worker safety and food safety.

If the King amendment remains in the Farm Bill, we will have allowed our elected officials to take this country decades backward as it relates to animal welfare. We simply cannot allow this to happen. Soon, the Senate and House will likely hold a conference on the Farm Bill, and we need to ensure that the King Amendment does not remain in it. I implore Rep. Roskam to work to remove this harmful language from the final version of the farm bill.

Sandra K. Bogart


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