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Toomey Statement on Trade War Bailout of Agriculture Industry

July 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) issued the following statement regarding the Trump administration's decision to provide a $12 billion trade war bailout to the American agriculture industry:

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to put a band-aid on a self-inflicted wound. The administration clobbers farmers with an unnecessary trade war then attempts to assuage them with taxpayer handouts. This bailout compounds bad policy with more bad policy."