Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) released the following statement after the Senate approved the Farm Bill:
"This Farm Bill is a wasted opportunity to rein in excessive spending and end corporate welfare. It makes no attempt to curb taxpayer-funded handouts or reform the broken sugar program that forces American consumers to pay twice as much for sugar as the rest of the world. Further, efforts to establish a reasonable work requirement for adult, able-bodied food stamp recipients with no dependents, were abandoned. American farmers, consumers, and taxpayers deserved better."