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May 24, 2011 Press Release
You cant balance the budget simply by cutting discretionary spending. The numbers dont work.
May 24, 2011 Press Release
Besides slashing our farm programs and our food programs, the bill also severely limits our investment in safe food and safe drugs. The FDA will take a 21% cut from the President's proposed budget. This has real consequences: This cut will result in the loss of more than 2,000 public health professionals.
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May 24, 2011 Press Release
Everyday people across the country leave their homes in search of work, only to return at the end of the day with more worries and less hope. At a time that people continue to struggle to make ends meet, Republicans want to cut funding to WIC and other food programs that are helping put food on the table.
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May 24, 2011 Press Release
The Davis Bacon wage requirement is something that a majority of the House supports... I believe once this issue is addressed and if no other miscellaneous items are added we will be able to report out a bill with bipartisan support.
May 24, 2011 Press Release
I am deeply troubled by some of the cuts to homeland security programs in this bill. One of the worst decisions was to decimate funding for almost every grant program for state and local preparedness.
May 23, 2011 Press Release
At a time when only 1 out of every 5 applicants can get a job, many Americans need help getting by. This bill slashes funding for WIC and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, leaving more people to fend for themselves during the worst recession since the Great Depression. Our economy is showing positive signs of improvement, but with unemployment still hovering at 9%, its certainly no time to be pulling the rug out from underneath folks who can least afford it.
May 23, 2011 Press Release
At a time when only 1 out of every 5 applicants can get a job, many Americans need help getting by. This bill slashes funding for WIC and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, leaving more people to fend for themselves during the worst recession since the Great Depression. Our economy is showing positive signs of improvement, but with unemployment still hovering at 9%, its certainly no time to be pulling the rug out from underneath folks who can least afford it.
May 13, 2011 Press Release

Opening Statement of Ranking Member Sanford D. Bishop, Jr.

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Markup

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 Press Release
I am deeply troubled by some of the funding decisions contained in this bill. The two worst examples are the decimating of funding for almost every FEMA grant program and the cutting of research funding for the Science and Technology Directorate by more than half.
May 12, 2011 Press Release
An additional 13% cut in allocations to the Agriculture bill will not only further limit our government's ability to safeguard our nation's food supply but will severely effect families still struggling to make ends meet.
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