Chairwoman Lowey Statement at Subcommittee Markup of FY 2020 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Funding Bill

2019-05-23 10:05

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered the following remarks at the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee's markup of its fiscal year 2020 bill:

The bill before us rejects the President’s misguided budget and instead invests in important initiatives for the people.The Fiscal Year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill would reduce hunger at home and abroad, support rural development and our farmers, and ensure the FDA is properly funded to meet the growing needs of regulating our food, medicines, and more.

As we are awaiting votes any minute, I will save my full remarks for the full committee markup. 

But before I conclude, I’d like to thank Chairman Bishop and Ranking Member Fortenberry for their work on this bill and thank the staff for their efforts to review member requests and craft a product that meets the many diverse needs of our nation. Thank you all. 

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