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Members Of Congress Received $238K In Farm Subsidies

Monday, June 3, 2013

Environmental Working Group¹s 2013 update of its Farm Subsidy Database shows that 15 members of Congress or their spouses benefitted from a total of $237,921 in taxpayer-funded farm subsidy payments last year.

To see which lawmakers are receiving subsidies, click here.

See news coverage:

Washington Post: "Temporary" Farm Subsidy Program May Finally Meet the Reaper

Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers' Farm Subsidies Draw Focus

Associated Press: Q&A: What is the Farm Bill?

NPR: Congress Poised To Make Crop Insurance Subsidies More Generous

Table Scraps:

Video: Huff Post Live discusses the farm bill and the lawmakers who benefit from it.

Tweet of the Day:

@StatesAndCities Fifteen members of Congress or their spouses benefited from farm subsidies last year: http://bloom.bg/130p0Xx 

 

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