Lawmaker Works To Save Taxpayers’ Money With New Energy Bill

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By Rachel del Guidice ~

An Arizona congressman is working to remove energy subsidies that are part of the 2014 farm bill.

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., recently released legislation that he says could save the American taxpayer more than a billion dollars over five years.

If passed, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., says his bill would save taxpayers more than a billion dollars over five years. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom )

Biggs told The Daily Signal in an interview that he wants his bill “to actually roll back and repeal these subsidies set in place.”

The subsidies “cost taxpayers, in direct costs, probably about $1.3 to $1.4 billion over the next five years,” Biggs said.

The 2014 farm bill funded special interests for agriculture, 80 percent of which was funding for food stamps, The Daily Signal previously reported.

Nick Loris, an energy and environmental policy analyst at The Heritage…

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