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Bipartisan Letter from Ag Committees Calls for CFTC Guidance on Digital Assets

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman David Scott (D-GA), along with U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Republican Leader John Boozman (R-AR) and Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sent a letter to Rostin Behnam, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), for more information on the digital asset marketplace, ...

House Advances Legislation to Provide Certainty and Increase Transparency in Cattle Markets

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Today, the House of Representatives passed a pair of bills to provide certainty and transparency in cattle markets—H.R. 5609, the Cattle Contract Library Act introduced by Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Republican Leader Dusty Johnson, and H.R. 5290, a one-year extension for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) Act introduced by Chairman David Scott. The current LMR authorizatio...

Thompson, Boozman Lead Bicameral Group of Republican Ag Committee Members in Calling on EPA to Rescind Chlorpyrifos Decision

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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 futur...

Thompson Statement on Democrats’ Massive Tax and Spending Spree

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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...

Thompson Releases Crypto Regulatory Blueprint

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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 exc...

House Agriculture Committee Leadership Release Resolution Congratulating National Grain and Feed Association on 125th Anniversary

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman David Scott, General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Republican Leader Austin Scott, and General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos issued the following statements to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the National Grain and Feed Association. Republican Leader Thompson ...

Thompson Testifies in Opposition to Democrats’ Bloated, Unvetted, and Incomplete Reconciliation Bill

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Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn 'GT' Thompson testified in front of the House Rules Committee this evening against H.R. 5376, the Democrats’ sham reconciliation bill. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, thank you for the opportunity to speak before you today. Mr. Chairman, I am at a loss for words for today’s meeting and having ...

Thompson's CWD Bill Passes Committee Unanimously

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Today, the House Agriculture Committee unanimously passed H.R. 5608, the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act. The bill was introduced by Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson and Representative Ron Kind of Wisconsin and is the result of many months of bipartisan work and engagement with dozens of stakeholders. The bill now awaits consideration on the House floor. Following the Comm...

Thompson: Holding China Accountable Benefits Rural Economies

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Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson, issued the following statement regarding Ambassador Tai’s address to the Center for Strategic & International Studies concerning the United States’ bilateral relationship with China: "I have tremendous respect for Ambassador Tai, including her role in the development and passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreem...

Thompson Statement on Disaster Relief Provisions in Continuing Resolution

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Following the announcement of the inclusion of funding for agricultural disaster assistance for producers as a part of the Continuing Resolution, Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson issued the following statement: "Now that the fate of the Continuing Resolution is not sabotaged by a wrongheaded attempt to link it to the debt ceiling, I am pleased the appropriators were able to include producer a...

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