The Farm Bill generally covers five years. Congress did not get it done last year. They seem determined to get it done before they adjourn for their annual August break this year.
We need to act fast. Why? Please keep reading, and start calling!
The recently passed House version of the bill 2013 Farm Bill (pdf, 630 pp) contains the dangerous King Amendment.
If left in, it can be used to overturn critical State animal protection laws across the country.
A Conference Committee is finalizing the Farm Bill right now.
Please call the following four committee leaders asking them to remove the King Amendment:
- Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich – (202) 224-4822
- Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss – (202) 224-5054
- Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla – (202) 225-5565
- Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn – (202) 225-2165
Keep your calls to the point and respectful. Say something like:
“Hello, I am calling to ask you to please oppose and remove the King amendment from the final Farm Bill. The King amendment threatens States’ rights concerning many issues important to me. Please see that the King amendment is taken out of the Farm Bill.”
Time is of the essence. That is why only calls will do. Thank you for making your calls right now.