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  • LaMalfa: USDA Conservation Programs Persevering Despite 2020’s Challenges
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to review the challenges and successes of conservation programs in 2020. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) released the following remarks: “USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has persevered through the challenges of this year, adapting to the restrictions in place due to COVID-19 and continuing to administer these critical conservati... Read more

  • Conaway: Latest Liberal Spending Spree Leaves America Behind
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after voting against the latest multi-trillion dollar Democrat wish list: “Yet again, Democrats refuse to come to the negotiating table on COVID-19 response legislation. The latest $2.2 trillion socialist spending spree includes funding for every liberal request under the sun, but doesn’t make the simple legislative fix to allow hardworking small business owners to access lef... Read more

  • Conaway Introduces Digital Commodity Regulatory Framework
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) introduced the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2020, legislation that creates a single, opt-in national regulatory framework for digital commodity trading platforms under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). “The Digital Commodity Exchange Act (DCEA) provides a clear path forward to improve the regulation of digital commodities,” said Rep. Conaway. “Digital commodity ... Read more

  • What They're Saying: Conaway Leads Introduction of Digital Commodity Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C — Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway introduced the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2020, legislation that creates a single, opt-in national regulatory framework for digital commodity trading platforms under the jurisdiction of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Cosponsors of the Digital Commodity Exchange Act (DCEA) include Congressmen Tom Emmer (MN-06), Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Austin Scott (GA-08), and D... Read more

  • LaMalfa, Conaway: Forest Health Key to Preventing Wildfires
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to review wildfire response and recovery efforts in 2020. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “Over seven million acres have been burned due to catastrophic wildfires in the West this fire season. Year-after-year, I have called for better forest management practices ... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Congressional Republican Leadership for Stopping Democrats’ Proposal to Defund Key Agricultural Programs
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement upon passage of the Continuing Resolution (CR) which funds the U.S. government into December and includes funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help rural America, farmers, ranchers, and dairy producers: "Last Friday, there was a bipartisan agreement to fund ALL of the U.S. government, including USDA so they could help rural America and our farmers, ran... Read more

  • Conaway Rebukes House Democrats for Blocking USDA Funding for Rural America, Farmers, Ranchers, and Dairy Producers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement concerning the House Democrats’ Continuing Resolution (CR) that maintains funding for all of the U.S. government but defunds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) ability to carry out critical Farm Bill programs or further COVID-19 economic relief: “Today, the House Democratic majority produced a CR that funds all facets of government but denies funding to cr... Read more

  • Conaway Commends President Trump for Aid to Farmers, Ranchers, Dairy Producers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) issued the following statement regarding the President’s announcement on Thursday night of COVID-19 relief to farmers, ranchers, and dairy producers and concerning the Democratic leadership blocking Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funding that would halt Farm Bill funding and further COVID-19 relief: “I want to thank the President for his announcement of $14 billion in new aid to America’s hard working fa... Read more

  • Peterson, Conaway ask USDA to Analyze Cattle and Beef Supply Chains
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson of Minnesota and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway of Texas sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today, urging him to work with university policy research centers to analyze issues related to the cattle industry, especially in light of the recent and ongoing stress related to COVID-19. In the letter, Peterson and Conaway call on USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist to evaluate cattle mark... Read more

  • Costa, Rouzer, Peterson, Conaway Lead Letter to USDA Requesting Aid for Sheep, Lamb Producers
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today, House Agriculture Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Jim Costa of California and Ranking Member David Rouzer of North Carolina, joined by Full Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway of Texas, and 17 other Members, urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist U.S. lamb and sheep producers impacted by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more