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PIA Action Alert—Stop the Crop Cuts!

Two weeks ago, in large part due to intensive lobbying by PIA members, leaders in both the House and Senate pledged to reverse $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance...
November 10, 2015

Two weeks ago, in large part due to intensive lobbying by PIA members, leaders in both the House and Senate pledged to reverse $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance. The cuts were part of the Bipartisan Budget Agreement Act, which was negotiated in secret between President Obama and former House Speaker John Boehner.

Now, PIA’s priority is to hold congressional leaders to the commitment they made to reverse the crop cuts in the appropriations measure to fund the federal government, which must take place by December 11. We also need to counter continued efforts by opponents of the crop insurance program to preserve the cuts. Also, a bill has been introduced in both the House and Senate to cut $19 billion over 10 years, by eliminating the Harvest Price Option on revenue policies. There is the chance the champions of this bill will try to add it as an amendment to the funding measure.

 

Bottom Line: If Congress doesn’t act by December 11, $3 billion will be slashed from the federal crop insurance program! PIA National has issued an URGENT Grassroots Alert calling on members to contact their members of Congress and urge them to reverse the $3 billion cut to crop insurance, and to oppose any other proposed cut that may be offered.

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