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Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) has represented Oregon's 3rd district since 1996. He is a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means. He is committed to reforming agriculture policy to improve access to safe, healthy food for all communities; protecting farmland; and increasing market opportunities for family farmers. In 2017, Blumenauer introduced an alternative farm bill, called the “Food and Farm Act,” that comprehensively advances reforms on four principles: 1) focusing resources on those who need it most; (2) fostering innovation; (3) encouraging investments in people and the planet; (4) ensuring access to healthy foods.

A Green New Deal Must Include Food and Farming

Hundreds gather in San Francisco with the youth led Sunrise Movement to call on House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to support the formation of a Select Committee to advance a Green New Deal to address Climate Change. (Photo CC-licensed by Peg Hunter)

This is Our Moment to Zero in on the Farm Bill