Senate Puts Crop Insurance Companies Ahead of Needy Children

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

EWG issued the following statement by Scott Faber, Vice President for Government Affairs, on the Senate's failure to pass Senator Gillibrand's amendment to reduce subsidies to crop insurance companies to restore proposed cuts to feeding assistance programs and to increase funding for the fresh fruit and vegetable snack program.

"Today, the Senate put the needs of crop insurance companies ahead of the the needs of our children. Rather than restore cuts to feeding assistance programs and invest in healthy diets, the Senate today voted to support windfall profits for insurance companies, many of which are based in insurance tax havens like Bermuda and Switzerland. We applaud Senator Gillibrand for her leadership."


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