Granger Remarks at FY24 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration Appropriations Bill Full Committee Markup

Jun 14, 2023

First, I want to thank Dr. Harris for his work on this bill that funds the Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, and the Food and Drug Administration.

This bill works to lower costs and grow our economy by supporting America’s farmers, ranchers, and rural communities.

During the last Congress, many of the agencies and programs in this bill received significant increases.

I thank the Chairman for coming up with ways to gather some of the funds we already have on-hand and re-direct them toward priorities in this bill.

Specifically, this bill focuses spending on agricultural research, food safety, and plant and animal health programs.

This bill also provides a responsible level of funding for the F.D.A to ensure that our food, drugs, and medical devices are safe and effective.

Overall, this bill prioritizes our most pressing needs, and I hope all members will support it.

I want to thank all the subcommittee members and the staff for their work to get the bill to committee today.