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Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

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AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010 -- (House of Representatives - July 08, 2009)

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Mr. BACA. Mr. Chair, I rise today to voice my strong support for H.R. 2997, the Agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2010.

I thank my good friend ROSA DELAURO for her leadership on this vital legislation which helps put food on the table for more needy families. Americans are suffering through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. More and more families are forced to seek assistance in order to feed themselves and their loved ones. As Chair of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, I am pleased that this legislation makes a strong commitment to feeding the impoverished and ending hunger in America. Today's legislation provides more than $7.5 million to ensure that some of the most wonderful in our society, women and young children, have access to nutritious foods during these tough times. These funds will ensure another 700,000 women, infants and children will have access to WIC benefits. In addition, H.R. 2997 provides $180 million to give nutritious foods to over half a million low-income senior, disabled, and women and children through the Commodity Supplemental Foods Program. I urge my colleagues to support this legislation.

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