Capps Launches Bipartisan Congressional Cut Flower Caucus
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) joined Republican colleague Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA-50) to launch the Congressional Cut Flower Caucus. The caucus is open to all Members of Congress and will be dedicated to promoting the domestic cut flower industry.
“I am thrilled to work with Congressman Hunter to launch the bipartisan Congressional Cut Flower Caucus,” Capps said. “Floriculture is our nation’s third largest agricultural product, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and billions in economic activity. This caucus will be a platform to highlight these contributions and for increasing awareness for the issues facing the industry.”
“Cut flowers are an important part of our local economy and offer consumers the opportunity to support American agriculture. In fact, my home state of California accounts for three-quarters of all cut flowers grown here in the United States. I am proud to co-chair the bipartisan Cut Flower Caucus with my colleague, Representative Capps, to help bring attention to the issues facing American growers,” said Hunter.