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Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2013 - Continued

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC


Mrs. SHAHEEN. Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Pennsylvania.

This amendment would address the only program within the farm bill that hasn't been reformed: the Sugar Program. What we have now is a sweet deal for sugar growers and a bad deal for consumers.

Right now, according to the Department of Commerce, we are losing three jobs in manufacturing for every one job we save in the sugar grower industry. That is not a good deal for job creation in this country. We need to change it.

I yield to my colleague from Pennsylvania.


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