Durbin Report: The Farm Bill & Immigration Reform's Key to Success Is Bipartisanship

Senator Durbin's eNewsletter
2013-07-17 10:55:28
Fellow Illinoisans, On Sunday, I was a guest on CBS’s Face the Nation where I explained how the Senate was able to pass both a five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill and comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The answer is simple: bipartisanship. Now, it is time for the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead and consider these and other important legislative issues on a bipartisan basis. Meeting with Illinois Farm Groups in Washington, DC Last week, I met with the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Soybean Association. In both meetings, the message was the same: Congress needs to give farmers the certainty they need to plan for the future by passing a strong, bipartisan Farm Bill. The Senate’s bipartisan Farm Bill reforms several titles to help producers better manage risk, makes key investments in energy and research, ensures programs are in place to help our rural communities grow and thrive, and assists those most in need put food on the table. It does all this while saving roughly $24 billion over the next ten years. For decades, Members of Congress who represent cities – where nutritional programs are essential – and those who represent rural areas – where agricultural policy is the top priority – have come together to write and pass the Farm Bill. That’s what the Senate Farm Bill does, and it’s a winning formula. Let's not only grow the food, let's make sure it's distributed fairly so that our own people don't go hungry. Separating these two issues, as Republicans in the House of Representatives have done, is not in the best interest of our farmers, our families, or our country. Stay Informed Stay informed on what I am doing for Illinois and what is happening in Congress by visiting my website at durbin.senate.gov/. If you have a question, a comment, or are in need of assistance, please contact my office at one of the phone numbers below or send me an email at 1.usa.gov/po1U4x Office phone numbers: Washington, DC: (202) 224-2152 Chicago: (312) 353-4952 Springfield: (217) 492-4062 Carbondale: (618) 351-1122 Rock Island: (309) 786-5173 You can also follow me at: facebook.com/SenatorDurbin twitter.com/SenatorDurbin flickr.com/SenatorDurbin youtube.com/SenatorDurbin Sincerely, Dick Durbin If you did not sign up to receive this email or no longer wish to receive future updates, you can unsubscribe here: durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/enewsletter-unsubscribe Sent from the office of U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
 

On Sunday, I was a guest on CBS’s Face the Nation where I explained how the Senate was able to pass both a five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill and comprehensive immigration reform legislation. The answer is simple: bipartisanship. Now, it is time for the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead and consider these and other important legislative issues on a bipartisan basis.


Meeting with Illinois Farm Groups in Washington, DC

Last week, I met with the Illinois Farm Bureau and the Illinois Soybean Association. In both meetings, the message was the same: Congress needs to give farmers the certainty they need to plan for the future by passing a strong, bipartisan Farm Bill.


The Senate's bipartisan Farm Bill reforms several titles to help producers better manage risk, makes key investments in energy and research, ensures programs are in place to help our rural communities grow and thrive, and assists those most in need put food on the table. It does all this while saving roughly $24 billion over the next ten years.


For decades, Members of Congress who represent cities – where nutritional programs are essential – and those who represent rural areas – where agricultural policy is the top priority – have come together to write and pass the Farm Bill. That’s what the Senate Farm Bill does, and it’s a winning formula. Let's not only grow the food, let's make sure it's distributed fairly so that our own people don't go hungry. Separating these two issues, as Republicans in the House of Representatives have done, is not in the best interest of our farmers, our families, or our country.

Stay Informed

Stay informed on what I am doing for Illinois and what is happening in Congress by visiting my website.  If you have a question, a comment, or are in need of assistance, please contact my office at one of the phone numbers below or send"me an email.

Office phone numbers:

Washington, DC: (202) 224-2152
Chicago: (312) 353-4952
Springfield: (217) 492-4062
Carbondale: (618) 351-1122
Rock Island: (309) 786-5173

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