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Taxpayer Advocates Urge House to End Federal Milk Pricing

Dec 21, 2011

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, representing more than one million members and supporters, recently joined IDFA in calling for legislators to co-sponsor the Dairy Pricing Deregulation Act, sponsored by Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). Thomas Schatz, CCAGW president, sent a letter to all members of the House, urging them to support H.R. 3372 and end the federal government's role in setting milk prices.

"I strongly urge you to support the Dairy Pricing Deregulation Act, a dairy reform plan that would reduce needless regulations, limit government revenues and encourage free markets," Schatz said in the letter. He added that all votes on the act will be highlighted in the organization's 2011 Congressional Ratings, an annual report that lists legislators' votes on fiscal issues.  

Walsh introduced the Dairy Pricing Deregulation Act in November with a goal of phasing out the federal milk marketing order pricing system over five years. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) is an original co-sponsor. 

IDFA urges members to contact their members of Congress and encourage them to co-sponsor H.R. 3372. For assistance reaching out to representatives, contact Ashley Burch, IDFA assistant director of political programs, at or (202) 220-3534, or send a letter from IDFA's website.

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