Rep. Rose: GOP Spending Bill Supports Rural Communities, Strengthens National Security and Food Supply

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative (TN-06) spoke on the House Floor Thursday in support of the spending bill that funds agriculture, rural development, the Food and Drug Administration, and other related agencies for the 2024 fiscal year.

The full remarks, as prepared for delivery, are below: 

Mister Speaker, the Fiscal Year 2024 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill supports our rural communities and strengthens our national security and food supply by continuing critical investments in agriculture research, rural broadband, and animal and plant health programs.

The bill also provides sufficient funds to ensure the safety of food, drugs, and medical devices, which is especially important after the Biden Administration’s failure to protect our children from the baby formula debacle last year at the FDA. And it reins in harmful regulations that dictate how poultry and livestock producers raise and market their animals.

These provisions will be sure to help those farmers and agricultural producers in my district and across Tennessee who are fed up with bureaucrats in Washington telling them how to farm and tend to their land and animals.

You can watch the full speech here.

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