FreedomWorks Applauds Introduction of PRIME Act to Help Family Farmers 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the introduction of the Processing Revival and Intrastate Meat Exemption (PRIME) Act by Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) today, Marty Irby, FreedomWorks Chief Operating Officer, commented:

“Americans have the right to know how their food is produced and where it comes from, and we applaud the Members of Congress for introducing the bipartisan, bicameral PRIME Act. For far too long multinational conglomerates have monopolized and controlled processing plants in the U.S., and the PRIME Act will help family farmers distribute their products by removing overburdensome federal roadblocks that stymie production and distribution in rural America.”

“Consumers want to know where their food comes from, what it contains, and how it’s processed. Yet, federal inspection requirements make it difficult to purchase food from trusted, local farmers,” said Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky). “It is time to open our markets to give producers the freedom to succeed and consumers the freedom to choose.”

Companion legislation (S. 907) was introduced last month in the United States Senate by U.S. Sens. Angus King (I-ME), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), John Hoeven (R-ND), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY).

Other original co-sponsors of the PRIME Act include: Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), Rep. Michael Cloud (R-TX), Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Rep. Harriet Hageman (R-WY), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM), Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT), Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL), Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Rep. Victora Spartz (R-IN), and Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY).