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House Ag Committee Silenced By Pelosi
September 13, 2021
After a nine-hour markup on Friday, Agriculture Democrats rammed through an incomplete, partisan, and unvetted budget reconciliation package to the tune of $66 billion. The measure omitted $28 billion in additional spending after House and Senate Democrat leaders failed to draft a conservation title or obtain a CBO estimate. After various questions were posed from both Republicans and Democrats, Chairman Scott informed Members the missing funds will be inserted “as the bill heads to the floor.” ... More
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Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee Business Meeting: "To consider a proposal to satisfy the Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14"
September 10, 2021
Remarks as prepared for delivery: It is with solemn regret I find myself before another partisan, unvetted, secretive process like the one conducted by this Committee in February. Mr. Chairman, I took you at your word when you committed to strengthen this Committee’s reputation and return to our storied history of bipartisanship. I believed we had changed course when, through your leadership, we were able to unanimously pass bills that would shrink the digital divide and provide disaster relief ... More
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House Ag GOP Leadership Urge Chairman Scott Against Another Partisan Reconciliation Process
September 5, 2021
Washington, DC — Today, Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson and Republican Committee leadership urged Chairman David Scott to uphold his pledge and return to the Committee's storied history of bipartisanship ahead of this week's reconciliation process. The letter highlighted recent bipartisan wins, including unanimous support of both broadband and disaster programs, while cautioning against a process that lacks oversight, transparency, and collaboration. "We fear the reputation of this Committ... More
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Thompson: Biden Tax Plan Full of False Promises
September 2, 2021
In response to the White House continually spreading misinformation and false promises regarding the impact of President Biden’s tax plan on America’s family farms and businesses, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn “GT” Thompson, issued the following statement: “President Biden continues to make major, complex tax policy promises without explaining how they will work. Farmers, ranchers, and small businesses’ livelihoods are at stake. Family businesses are far more import... More
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Thompson Issues Statement on USDA Dairy Safety Net Update
August 19, 2021
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance program which will provide $350 million in pandemic relief payments to dairy farmers impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, improvements to the Dairy Margin Coverage program were announced. Following the update, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn "GT" Thompson, issued the following statement: “I am pleased to see USDA take these important steps to support the dair... More
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