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Rep. David Rouzer: The harmful impact of an overly-burdensome federal water rule

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The Washington Times By Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07) As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the House Agriculture Committee, I have a keen interest in the federal government’s regulation of our Nation’s waters especially when these regulations have the potential to very negatively impact landowners, farm families, municipalities, and small businesses all across our g...

Agriculture Committee Advances Two Republican-Led Climate Bills

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The House Agriculture Committee concluded a markup today to consider a slate of bills, including H.R. 2606, the Sponsoring USDA Sustainability Targets in Agriculture to Incentivize Natural Solutions, or SUSTAINS Act, and H.R. 2518, the Producing Responsible Energy and Conservation Incentives and Solutions for the Environment, or PRECISE Act. The bills were introduced by Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15)...

Thompson Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Business Meeting

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Let me start by offering my appreciation to you, your staff, and our colleagues who engaged in negotiating today's markup. There were a number of bills dropped from today's meeting due to the need for further revisions, vetting, and technical assistance. I appreciate this decision. And while there are other pieces of legislation that were ...

Thompson Applauds Biden’s Nominee for Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Alexis Taylor to serve as the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "While I would have preferred to see this nomination much sooner, I am pleased President Biden has selected Alexis Taylor to serve as...

Thompson Issues Opening Statement at Full Committee FTX Hearing

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to acknowledge your efforts to work collaboratively with me on this hearing. I especially appreciate that today’s table is a bipartisan witness table. It will be a better hearing because of our work together. Thank you. In 1974, when the CFTC was first established, electronic trading was so novel that Congress directed the Commodity...

Thompson's Crypto Bill Garners Widespread Industry Support

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WASHINGTON, DC — One week since its introduction, the Digital Commodity Exchange Act has received a number of statements of support from crypto leaders. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, was joined by Representatives Ro Khanna, Tom Emmer, and Darren Soto on April 28 to roll out the legislation that establishes effective oversight of digital commodity market...

Republican Leader Thompson Issues Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on SNAP

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Welcome Deputy Under Secretary Dean and Administrator Long. Administrator, I hear this is your first appearance at a Congressional hearing. Welcome to the historic Agriculture Committee hearing room. And I see Associate Administrator Shahin has accompanied you both. Ms. Shahin, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your work at the Depa...

Thompson, Khanna, Emmer, Soto Introduce Bipartisan Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2022

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Today, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), and Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) issued the following statements after introducing H.R. 7614, the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2022 (DCEA). With jurisdiction over commodity markets, the House Agriculture Committee is uniquely positioned to play a significant r...

Thompson Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Cattle Markets

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I would like to say I am pleased we are having this hearing today, but frankly, I am very disappointed in the way this has come together. As I have said on numerous occasions, we need to focus on preparing for the next Farm Bill. While I acknowledge there has been modest progress on that front, we are inexplicably veering off course today....

Bipartisan House Agriculture Committee Leaders Laud USDA, USAID Use of Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust to Address International Food Crises

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman David Scott (D-GA) released the following statements following USDA and USAID’s decision to withdraw funds from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust (BEHT). "Today’s announcement from the Administration to draw down funds from the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust (BEHT) is welcomed news. Putin’s malicious invasion ...

Thompson: Biden NEPA Revision Harms Farmers, Forest Health

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) issued the following statement in reaction to the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Implementing Regulations Revisions final rule: "In 2020, the prior Administration thoughtfully revised the NEPA process to streamline its requirements and prevent activist litigation ...

Rep. Vicky Hartzler: America’s future depends on farmers. Here’s how we can combat the Biden Administration’s war on agriculture

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Columbia Daily Tribune By Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) Here in Missouri, our farmers and ranchers work from sunup to sundown to produce a healthy and nutritious food supply. As a lifelong farmer myself, I understand that farming is not just a job, it’s a life decision we make every day to care for the land, our livestock and the natural resources that provide for billions of people around the world...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Dusty Johnson Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Hearing: "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: International Trade and Food Assistance Programs"

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to each panel of witnesses before us. While I was not here during the development and passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, I know my colleagues worked hard to make certain Title III worked for producers, consumers, and those in need around the world, all while preserving a longstanding alliance of domestic supporters of these progr...

Thompson Underscores the Importance of Energy Independence at Full Committee Hearing

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to echo you in welcoming our witnesses to today’s hearing. I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts and perspectives. I am always excited to talk about energy. Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District is steeped in a diverse history of energy production. We are home to the nation's first ever commercial oil well, the Commonwe...

Thompson Delivers Opening Statement at Hearing with CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Chairman Behnam, welcome. It is a pleasure to have you before our Committee today to discuss the current state of the CFTC and your plans for the coming year. I want to begin by congratulating you on your unanimous confirmation, which was a significant vote of confidence in you and for the Commission’s work. You have important responsibili...

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