August 2, 2012 - A congressional leader actively working to reform immigration policies, Dan Lungren, has been endorsed for re-election by the California Farm Bureau Federation. Lungren, R-Gold River, seeks to represent part of Sacramento County in the 7th Congressional District.
California Farm Bureau President Paul Wenger cited Lungren's deep legislative experience and his proposal for a "thoughtful and realistic approach" to immigration reform.
"Dan Lungren understands that California farmers depend on an immigrant workforce and must be able to hire people who have entered the United States legally," Wenger said. "The skilled people who come to California to harvest crops also need the certainty of a functional, legal immigration system, and Dan has worked hard to create a practical program for agricultural employees."
Family farmers and ranchers benefit from representatives with Lungren's expertise and experience, Wenger said, as they struggle to comply with government regulations.
"As an advocate for limited government that lives within its means, Dan Lungren mirrors the beliefs of most California farmers and ranchers," he said. "We support his efforts to reduce government spending and to remove the layers of confusing and sometimes conflicting regulations that farmers must navigate."
The California Farm Bureau Federation works to protect family farms and ranches on behalf of more than 74,000 members statewide and as part of a nationwide network of more than 6.2 million Farm Bureau members. Reprinted with Permission of the California Farm Bureau Federation