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Secretary Vilsack on Failed Farm Bill Vote



(NAFB)--U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the failure by the House leadership to reach consensus on a food, farm and jobs bill is a tremendous disappointment for all Americans.

He notes the Senate has now done its job twice - passing balanced, comprehensive legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support. Unfortunately - Vilsack says the House version of the bill would have unfairly denied food assistance for millions of struggling families and their children - while failing to achieve needed reforms or critical investments to continue economic growth in rural America. As a result - he says the House was unable to reach bipartisan consensus.  


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