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H.R. 3705: SWEET Act

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You may have a sweet tooth, especially around Halloween, but should taxpayers be subsidizing that craving?


Sugar subsidies (found in the Program section of the table on pg. 4 of 44) will cost taxpayers an estimated $126 million over the next decade, according to the most recent Congressional Budget Office estimates. This in turn raises sugar prices for American consumers, at potentially up to $4 billion annually according to some estimates.

The so-called “farm bill,” a giant piece of legislation affecting the agriculture industry, comes up for renewal every five years. In 2018, a House amendment to end the sugar subsidy failed by a 137–278 vote. Majorities in both parties opposed it, with Republicans opposed 96–132 and Democrats opposed 41–146.

What the bill does

The Saving ...

Sponsor and status

Scott Perry

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 11, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jul 11, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 11, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 11, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 11, 2019

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H.R. 3705 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3705. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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