Federal Farm Subsidy Programs: How to Discourage Congressional Conflicts of Interest
Publication Date: June 2007
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ronald D. Utt
Keywords: Agriculture; USDA; earmark; farm bill reauthorization
Coverage: United States
Members of Congress who receive federal farm subsidies should (1) declare them in annual financial disclosures and recuse themselves from voting on legislation that would directly benefit them financially or (2) agree not to accept them and provide the public with detailed information on family members who will benefit financially from their vote in support of farm subsidies.