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Mock Congress Subsidies

Mock Congress Subsidies - HR Resolution 35 Sponsored by...

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HR Resolution 35 Sponsored by Mona Shen Be it enacted by the Congressional Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America that Congress subsidize 35% of products from the fruit and vegetable industry. Section 1: Definitions The 0.37 % federal subsidy on fruits and vegetables production should be increased to 35%. This bill will be known as HATS: Healthy America Through Salads. Section 2: Specifications Farmers who are licensed to sell fruits and vegetables may present their license to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and receive a subsidy on 35% of these specific produce: blueberries, pomegranate, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, lettuces, and spinach. The subsidies will set the price of these produce as follows: blueberries at $16.25 per lb, pomegranate at $15.00 per lb, strawberries at $13.00 per lb, tomatoes at $9.50 per lb, broccoli at $10.00 per lb, lettuces at $11.25 per lb and spinach at $8.50 per lb. If a farmer’s selling price to a distributor falls short of these set prices, the USDA will reimburse the farmer for the difference. If a
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