LATEST SENATOR McCASKILL
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate late last night unanimously approved a bipartisan bill led by Senator Claire McCaskill and Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas to protect Missouri’s agriculture industry by addressing the threat of agro-terrorism and mitigating the risks to food put on tables across the country.
McCaskill’s bipartisan legislation will require the Department of Homeland Security to prepare for and prevent events that could devastate agriculture and food production systems.
“A terrorist attack on our agricultural industry or food supply could put countless lives at risk and result in huge economic losses for our state’s farmers and ranchers,” said McCaskill, the top-ranking Democrat on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. “Missourians rightly expect me to work with my Republican colleagues and President Trump on issues of national security and I’m going to continue to do that no matter what partisans on both sides might say.”
Read the full press release here.