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  • Conaway Statement on USMCA Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway released the following statement upon news of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: “Today’s announcement of a deal on USMCA is news America’s farmers and ranchers have been waiting over a year for. I appreciate the work of President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer in delivering on the promise of an improved trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. I urge Speaker Pelosi to quickly schedule a vot... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: International Food Aid Reduces Hunger, Promotes Independence
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill’s international food assistance and development programs. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “International food assistance and agriculture development programs are an important symbol of American generosit... Read more

  • Conaway Leads 159 Republicans Urging Pelosi to Hold Vote on USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the 374th day since the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was finalized and signed, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway led a group of 159 Republican members in sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging immediate consideration and passage of this vital trade agreement. Ranking Member Conaway was joined by Representatives Kevin Brady (TX-08), Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Steve Scalise (LA-01), Liz Cheney (WY-AL), Vicky Hartzler ... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on Finalized ABAWD Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations

    Washington, D.C. – Earlier today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized a rule that supports the Administration’s commitment to promoting employment by applying common-sense standards to policies affecting able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) benefits. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following the announcement: “Not everyone in this country is a... Read more

  • Scott, Conaway: Farm Credit System Critical to America’s Farmers and Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee held a hearing to receive an update on credit conditions from the Farm Credit Administration. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Austin Scott (GA-8) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “With net farm income struggling, it’s now more important than ever to examine the soundness of the Farm Credit System to make certain that... Read more

  • Conaway Welcomes Agriculture Export Market Expansions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement today after USDA and USTR announced a deal for guaranteed market access for U.S. rice in South Korea: “I am pleased that President Trump has inked yet another win for American agriculture, securing guaranteed access for U.S. rice to the South Korean market. This follows recent announcements including China lifting its ban on U.S. poultry imports and Brazil expanding access for im... Read more

  • Conaway, Johnson: USDA Civil Rights Office Moving in the Right Direction
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations Subcommittee held a hearing to review the United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR). After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Dusty Johnson (SD-AL) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “Ms. Earp’s testimony highlighted her lifelong commitment to civil rights and her continued ... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: Invasive Species Put American Agriculture at Risk
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the impact of wild, invasive, and non-native species on American agriculture. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “Invasive species present serious and wide-ranging threats to agriculture production across this country. In order to combat these pe... Read more

  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Bipartisan CFTC Reauthorization
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: CFTC Reauthorization

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 4895, a bill to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Ranking Member Austin Scott (GA-8) released the following remarks upon passage: “This reauthorization provides the CFTC with the tools it needs to successfully regulate the U.S. derivatives market, safeguard consumers, and maintain strong leadership an... Read more

  • Dunn, Conaway: Organic Program One of Many Excellent Choices for Producers
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee held a hearing to review the state of Organic Agriculture from the perspective of producers. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “At today’s hearing, we heard directly from farmers who have chosen to use the organic program to earn a premium on their products. Just lik... Read more