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Thompson, Boozman Lead Bicameral Group of Republican Ag Committee Members in Calling on EPA to Rescind Chlorpyrifos Decision
November 22, 2021
U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Republian Leader of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, are leading a bicameral effort calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind its decision to revoke all food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and ensure its future actions related to the registration or registration review of crop protection tools are consistent... More
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Thompson Statement on Democrats’ Massive Tax and Spending Spree
November 19, 2021
Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), issued the following statement after House Democrats passed their reckless tax-and-spend agenda on a party line vote: “Congressional Democrats spent months crafting this massive legislation behind closed doors, ignoring input from the Agriculture Committee, our members, and most importantly, the communities we serve. This bill includes harmful tax increases and billions of dollars in new ideological spending... More
Opening Statements
Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: “Trade Policy and Priorities”
November 17, 2021
Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to all the witnesses before us. American farmers and ranchers produce the highest quality crops, livestock, poultry, and dairy products in the world, and they produce them efficiently. That value proposition is well-known by our customers around the globe, who purchase more than 20 percent of U.S. agricultural production. For example, more than half of America’s soybeans (and 60% of South Dakota’s) are exported overseas. Th... More
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Opening Statement: Republican Leader Michelle Fischbach Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Hearing: “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America”
November 16, 2021
Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and good morning. I’m Michelle Fischbach from Minnesota’s 7th District, and the ranking member of the CEEC (“seek”) Subcommittee. Thank you all for taking the time to be here today. Like many of my colleagues here, I represent an extremely rural, ag-based district. We are among the top ag-producing districts in the nation and are responsible for nearly half of Minnesota’s agricultural sales. Minnesota and my district also play a key role... More
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Thompson Releases Crypto Regulatory Blueprint
November 16, 2021
Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), released a discussion draft of the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2021—a blueprint for the regulation of digital commodity markets—to solicit feedback before formally introducing the legislation. "Because of its oversight of commodity markets, the House Agriculture Committee plays a critical role in the exciting future of digital commodities. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to be leaders in th... More
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