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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Peterson Statement on 2012 Farm Bill During Lame Duck Session

“The election is over so it’s time to get to work. I’m optimistic that, if given the chance, we have the votes to pass a five-year farm bill.

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Thursday, August 02, 2012

Peterson Floor Statement on Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act

“Today is the last day of session before the August recess and once again the House will adjourn without finishing its work. No wonder no one likes Congress. Members will now have to explain to their constituents why the House did not even try to consider a new five-year farm bill.

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Peterson Statement on House Leadership Refusal to Debate Farm Bill

“There is no excuse not to bring the farm bill to the floor. We’ve wasted the last two weeks on political messaging bills that are going nowhere. If the House Republican Leadership were serious about creating jobs and growing our economy they would bring up this bill.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider 2012 Farm Bill

“As I have said repeatedly, we need to finish the 2012 Farm Bill and send it to the President before the 2008 bill expires on September 30th. Today’s meeting brings us yet another step closer to achieving this goal.

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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Lucas and Peterson Release House Farm Bill

“Congress needs to complete work on the 2012 Farm Bill before the current bill expires, otherwise we jeopardize one of the economic bright spots of our nation’s fragile economy. The legislation released today brings us yet another step closer to achieving this goal and I am pleased to have worked with the Chairman in this effort.

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