Blumenauer Introduces the Balancing Food, Farm, and Environment Act to Modernize Conservation Priorities
Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), along with twelve other Representatives, introduced H.R. 1890, the Balancing Food, Farm, and Environment Act (the Balancing Act), which modernizes the Farm Bill’s conservation title to reflect the needs of a changing agricultural system and the American public’s priorities.
- Streamlines conservation programs, and prioritizes long-term results to protect the taxpayers’ investment;
On Thursday, May 2nd Congressman Earl Blumenauer hosted Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois for the 11th Annual Women's Leadership Luncheon!
Cybersecurity experts in government and the private sector agree that the biggest impediments to strengthening cybersecurity are obstacles that prevent the sharing of cyber threat information. The intent of the bill before the House, H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is laudable in that it eliminates some of those obstacles. Security and privacy, however, should not be mutually exclusive and CISPA does not go far enough to protect privacy. This is the bottom line for me, my constituents, and I hope the Obama Administration, and why I oppose this legislation.