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Farmers Markets and Urban Agriculture -- Sharing the Bounty

(2) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 1:01 PM

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition, I have been consistently engaged in efforts to promote healthier eating habits and better nutrition for Americans. Since this is National Farmers Market Week, it is a good time...

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America Needs Jobs, Good Paying Jobs (and Without Them the Need for SNAP Is Not Going Away)

(191) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 9:45 AM

Unemployment rates are down from the peak of the recession, but the national unemployment rate, stuck stubbornly high at 7.4 percent, only tells part of the story. It neglects to tell you about the millions of long-term unemployed workers who have been unemployed for six months or more. It fails...

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Demolition of Vacant and Foreclosed Homes Will Revitalize Neighborhoods

(3) Comments | Posted March 19, 2012 | 11:19 AM

Neighborhoods across America have been devastated by the foreclosure crisis and the homeowners who remain now find themselves in communities speckled with vacant and abandoned homes, which cause the value of their homes to plummet. These are the same neighborhoods where families, who felt as though they were living the...

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This Black History Month, Remember the Past and Change the Future

(54) Comments | Posted February 10, 2012 | 7:17 AM

As we observe Black History Month, there is no better time to stop and recognize that the struggle of many Americans to exercise their right to vote is not confined to the past. A disturbing new chapter of that struggle is playing out now. In 1870, African-Americans were given the...

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