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Barrow touts USDA
Congressman speaks about programs, spending cuts
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Congressman John Barrow talks to citizens at a program he hosted in Claxton on USDA Rural Development programs. - photo by Al Hackle/special
While saying that spending cuts aimed at deficit reduction should go deeper, Rep. John Barrow hosted an event this week to inform citizens about U.S. Department of Agriculture assistance to home buyers, businesses and local governments.Barrow, the Democrat representing Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, asked USDA Rural Development staff members to present an outreach event in Claxton. He then hosted the event earlier this week at the Evans County Recreation Department’s community center.Interviewed on the way in, Barrow acknowledged that USDA Rural Development will not be immune to cuts under last August’s deficit reduction plan. The failure of the bipartisan super committee to agree on specific cuts triggered a requirement for $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts to discretionary spending over the next decade.
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