Statement : Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

July 19, 2022 Statement
“The impact of the agriculture division is far-reaching and touches the lives of every citizen. We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and wear products made from fibers, such as cotton, made possible by this bill.”
July 19, 2022 Statement
"When taken together, this package meets the moment at a time when so many want to see critical changes in our priorities. It reaches every corner of our nation to give hard working Americans, the middle class, and the vulnerable a better shot."
July 18, 2022 Statement
“The jurisdiction of the agriculture bill is far-reaching and touches the lives of every citizen. Every year, we strive to make key investments to strength our farming and rural communities and to support our vulnerable populations. This year is no different, and I am proud of this bill.”
June 23, 2022 Statement
"The investments in this bill are so important. They support those who need us most by fighting hunger, safeguarding our food supply, and lifting up rural communities. I am proud of this bill and the impact I know it will have."
June 23, 2022 Statement
"We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and use the fibers and materials made possible by this bill. The bill invests in our rural communities as well as the institutions that develop our agricultural sector and safeguard our medicine and food are vital to our country’s well-being. And the bill provides vital safety nets for our most vulnerable populations."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"About this bill –this bill has the power to ensure every consumer and our farmers, our ranchers, and our rural communities are supported and can access the safe, accessible, and the resilient food supply they deserve. I am proud that this bill builds on the 2022 government spending package with an increase of over $2 billion over last year."
June 15, 2022 Statement
"Today, we are considering a bill which touches the lives of every single American. We all eat the food, rely on the medicine and medical devices, and use the fibers and materials made possible and kept safe by this bill. This bill’s investments in our rural communities as well as the institutions that develop our agricultural sector and safeguard our medicine and food are vital to our country’s well-being."
May 25, 2022 Statement
"Today, we will hear testimony from our colleagues on both sides of the aisle on the agencies under our Subcommittee’s jurisdiction. As I have often noted, these agencies conduct vital work that touches the lives of all Americans. And today’s hearing represents a great opportunity to listen to a diverse group of Members from across the country share their views on a wide range of issues related to our bill."
May 25, 2022 Statement
"In the wealthiest nation in the world, babies should not be at risk of going hungry. Parents should not have to play a guessing game and wonder if they are feeding their babies something that is safe. But unfortunately, that is where corporate greed, consolidation of formula production into just four major companies, and a lack of proper oversight have led us."
May 25, 2022 Statement
"Both Abbott and FDA share in the blame for the situation we are in right now. I can only imagine the worry and stress families are under, and I am glad this committee will give a voice to those stories today."

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