Scalise Announces $30 Million USDA Purchase of U.S. Shrimp to Support COVID-19 Food Assistance
WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved a $30 million purchase of U.S. shrimp under Section 32, which provides emergency food assistance to states and food banks nationwide. Section 32 purchases will provide additional support for producers and Americans in need in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
“I applaud the Trump Administration for approving $30 million of shrimp purchases under the Section 32 program, which distributes emergency food assistance to states and food banks nationwide. This is great news for the U.S. shrimp industry, including Louisiana shrimpers, who tirelessly work to provide their delicious, world-class product. This program will support our shrimpers who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, while providing U.S. shrimp proudly produced in Louisiana and the entire Gulf Coast to the families who need it most."