A Victory for Food-Aid Reform
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Washington, DC, May 23, 2014
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved its fiscal year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill yesterday.
The bill includes an amendment introduced by Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to provide $35 million for food-aid reform efforts.
Thanks to advocates, the Johanns-Leahy Amendment passed the appropriations committee markup by a vote of 16 to 14.
This funding will increase flexibility and improve efficiency of U.S. food aid, allowing this vital assistance to reach more people in a timely manner.
Please contact members of the Senate Appropriations Committee and thank them for supporting the Johanns-Leahy amendment to provide $35 million for flexibility of food aid in the Agriculture Appropriations bill.
This funding will help feed an additional 200,000 people in need!
A full list of the appropriators is below; call 800-326-4941 to be connected to the Capitol switchboard.
If you're on Twitter, you can also tweet the appropriators.
Sample tweet: .@SenatorBarb help #foodaid reach more people in need! Support the Johanns-Leahy amendment."
Senate Appropriations Committee:
Alabama: Sen. Richard Shelby @SenShelbyPress Ranking member
Sen. Mark Begich @SenatorBegich
Sen. Lisa Murkowski @lisamurkowski
Sen. John Boozman @JohnBoozman
Sen. Mark Pryor @SenMarkPryor
Delaware: Sen. Chris Coons @SenCoonsOffice
California: Sen. Diane Feinstein @SenFeinstein
Sen. Richard Durbin @SenatorDurbin
Sen. Mark Kirk @SenatorKirk
Iowa: Sen. Tom Harkin @SenatorHarkin
Indiana: Sen. Dan Coats @SenDanCoats
Louisianna: Sen. Mary Landrieu @SenLandrieu
Kansas: Sen. Jerry Moran @JerryMoran
Kentucky: Sen Mitch McConnell @McConnellPress
Maine: Sen. Susan Collins @SenatorCollins
Maryland: Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski @SenatorBarb chair
Mississippi: Sen. Thad Cochran @SenThadCochran
Missouri: Sen. Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Montana: Sen. Jon Tester @JonTester
New Hampshire: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen @SenatorShaheen
New Mexico: Sen. Tom Udall @SenatorTomUdall
North Dakota: Sen John Hoeven @SenJohnHoeven
Oregon: Sen. Jeff Merkley @SenJeffMerkley
Rhode Island: Sen. Jack Reed @SenJackReed
South Carolina: Sen. Lindsey Graham @GrahamBlog
South Dakota: Sen. Tim Johnson @SenJohnsonSD
Tennessee: Sen. Lamar Alexander @SenAlexander
Washington: Sen. Patty Murray @PattyMurray
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