Pillsbury Blasts DeLauro's Votes for Corporate Welfare

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New Haven, May 6, 2002 - Green Party congressional candidate Charlie Pillsbury sharply criticized Rep. Rosa DeLauro's votes last week (May 2) on H.R. 2646 (Farm Bill), which substantially increases federal subsidies to corporate agribusiness over the next 10 years.

Pillsbury said: "Once again Rep. DeLauro has sacrificed the interests of local taxpayers by voting to give away billions of dollars over the next 10 years for grain, cotton and soybean subsidies and other payments that mainly benefit corporate agribusiness and the very largest family farms and do nothing for the Third District."

"What is especially outrageous," Pillsbury added, "is that she and Republican Rob Simmons were the only Connecticut Representatives to vote against putting an annual limit on taxpayer subsidies of $275,000 per farm. The billions of dollars of savings from this proposed cap were to be reallocated to conservation, rural development, nutrition and energy programs."

Pillsbury, a New Haven resident for over 30 years, is currently the Executive Director of Community Mediation, Inc., the oldest community-based mediation program in Connecticut. He is also the lay leader of the Church of Christ in Yale University. He is married to the Rev. Allie Perry, and has four children - Leah (19), Susie (18), Lydia (16) and Andrew (16).

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