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Good News on Senate Action on Farm Bill Energy Title

5.14.13

Dear 25x'25 Partners and Renewable Energy Champions:

 

Earlier
today the Senate Agriculture Committee adopted on a vote of 15-5, the
Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013. A link to Chairwoman
Stabenow's press release on the passage of the bill follows: Senate Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill with Broad Bipartisan Support. The Chairs mark and a recap of action on amendments that were offered can be accessed at Senate Agriculture Committee – Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 and amendment action

 

We
are pleased to report that the bill reauthorizes most Energy Title
programs and provides them with over $800 million in mandatory funding.
Senator Klobuchar's Amendment #2 (2013) which boosted REAP funding by $20 million passed by voice vote.

 

Thank
you for weighing in with your elected officials on the importance of
the Energy Title and the need for mandatory funding. Tomorrow the House
Agriculture Committee takes up their version of the 2013 Farm Bill. Keep
up your calls and emails to your Representatives. Let's see if we can
get the House Ag Committee to follow the Senate's lead!

 

Ernie

 

 

Ernie Shea

25x'25 Project Coordinator

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