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Washington, D.C. – Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21) released the following statement today after U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue announced that crops including walnuts would be included in the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which will assist producers while the President works to address market access barriers.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21) released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the Shafter-Minter Field Airport associated with Shafter, California $1,7100,000.00 million in funding.
On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Cox’s Bipartisan Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019.
“Family farms and ranches are the backbone of the Central Valley, so it’s vital that the Senate does their job by passing this bill to protect our vital agricultural economy,” said Rep. Cox.
See below for the release on introduction of the bill, from April:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21) issued a statement following the release of the Administration’s proposed rule to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Today, as part of his laser focus on water resource issues in the Central Valley, Congressman TJ Cox will chair a hearing on the Reclamation Fund and the Bureau of Reclamation’s future infrastructure funding needs. The average age of the Bureau of Reclamation’s infrastructure is now more than 50 years old and the bureau currently estimates that the total funding needed to address its maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation needs for just the next five years is approaching $3 billion.
Congressman TJ Cox (CA-21) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Labor announced it will be providing $85.7 million dollars in Reentry Project grants to 501(c)(3) organizations.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman TJ Cox delivered a speech on his amendment to H.R. 582, which he co-introduced with Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ). The amendment mandates a Government Accountability Office study following the second scheduled wage increase in the Raise the Wage Act. This will ensure that the Raise the Wage Act does not negatively impact rural communities, small businesses, and farmers and ranchers in the Central Valley.