Federal Lawmakers Harvest $15 Million in Farm Subsidies (2016)| EWG

Federal Lawmakers Harvest $15 Million in Farm Subsidies (2016)| EWG

Thirty-three members of Congress and their immediate family members collected at least $15.3 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2016, according to data from EWG’s Farm Subsidy Database.

Most of these lawmakers grow crops that are also eligible for crop insurance subsidies. But because these subsidies are not disclosed to the public, it’s not possible to determine whether some legislators are “double dipping.”

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