Bishop opposes ag appropriation proposal

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May 20—WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr., the ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies — and all subcommittee Democrats — opposed the Fiscal Year 2024 agriculture appropriations bill offered by the majority. The bill passed on a party-line vote and now moves to the full House Appropriations Committee for consideration.

"I am extremely disappointed that this bill will short-change America's rural and underserved communities, restricting their ability to access water and waste systems, nutritious food, and affordable electricity," Bishop said in a news release. "The federal government should be a steadfast partner for farmers and for smaller communities whose budgets cannot meet the large, up-front costs of critical quality-of-life projects.

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