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  • Thompson Announces Agriculture Vice Republican Leader, Subcommittee Rosters for the 117th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-15) announced Rick Crawford (AR-01) as the Vice Republican Leader of the Committee. Mr. Thompson also announced the subcommittee rosters for the 117th Congress. Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Republican members include: Ranking Member Michelle Fischbach (MN-07) Austin Scott (GA-08) Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) Rodney Davis (IL-13) Chris Jacobs (NY-27) Troy Balderson (OH-12) Michael Cloud (TX-27) Rand... Read more

  • Thompson Issues Statement on USDA Reopening Comment Period for Animal Genetic Engineering Regulations
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2021 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the reopening of the comment period for its advance notice of proposed rulemaking for the streamlined regulatory review of agricultural animals developed through genetic engineering. Following the announcement, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, issued the following statement: “I know Secretary Vilsack has a long history of supporting agri... Read more

  • Agriculture Republicans Release Fully-Offset COVID Relief and Recovery Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Republican Leader Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson and Republican Members of the House Agriculture Committee released a COVID Relief and Recovery Plan to address the needs of rural communities that were excluded in the House Democrats’ budget reconciliation package. The proposal will be offered as an amendment to House Democrats' American Rescue Plan. “It’s astounding that despite the wish list of political giveaways and excessive spending in the Pelosi Payoff, Democrats somehow manag... Read more

  • Republican Leader Thompson Issues Statement on Vilsack Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Senate confirmed Tom Vilsack as the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) by a vote of 92-7. Following the vote, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, issued the following statement: “I’d like to congratulate Tom Vilsack on his confirmation as USDA Secretary. While we may not see eye to eye on all agriculture issues, I look forward to identifying opportunities for bipartisan solutions to rural America’s... Read more

  • Agriculture Republicans Outline Opposition to Partisan Budget Reconciliation Effort
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, and fellow Committee Republicans, outlined their opposition to the Majority’s budget reconciliation recommendations. In addition to a myriad of flawed policies, the measure was drafted behind closed doors without any Republican input. “This partisan approach is particularly galling in the context of the Agriculture Committee, which has long prided itself on being the most bipartisan Committee i... Read more

  • Democrats Praise GOP Amendments to Meet COVID Needs of Rural America, Vote Lockstep to Oppose Them
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – House Committee on Agriculture Republican Leader Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) issued the following statement after Committee Democrats passed the Agriculture Committee’s portion of the FY21 budget reconciliation bill on a party-line vote: “House Democrats made it explicitly clear today there was never any intention to reach across the aisle and that the collective voice of Rural America would be silenced. In one breath, the Chairman and his members praised our amendments, and in ... Read more

  • Thompson Statement on Agriculture Democrats Release of Partisan Reconciliation Measure
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) issued the following statement after Democrats released the Agriculture Committee’s portion of the FY21 budget reconciliation bill: "Democrats unveiled their $16 billion bill which was drafted behind closed doors, placing secrecy over solutions. The package is neither timely, nor targeted, and will fall devastatingly short of delivering direct relief for the agriculture industry and farm families.... Read more

  • Thompson Announces Republican Agriculture Subcommittee Leadership for 117th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) announced the subcommittee Ranking Members for the 117th Congress. “Rural America faces great challenges and opportunities, from addressing the COVID crisis and expanding connectivity to ensuring our country has the most safe, abundant, and affordable food supply. This is an extraordinarily talented group of members to lead our subcommittees, and I look forward to working with them as we tackle th... Read more

  • Thompson statement on opposition of 2021 House Budget Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on February 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) released the following statement after voting against the 2021 House Budget Resolution: “The 2021 House Budget Resolution is a deeply partisan document. It was drafted in secret and rushed to the floor, without input from a single Republican. Its sole purpose is to permit the majority to govern under one-party rule and to complement the President’s overuse of executive authority. "This deadly virus has p... Read more

  • Thompson Welcomes Ag GOP Committee Members Recommended by Steering Committee for the 117th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Republican Steering Committee announced its recommendations of members to serve on the House Agriculture Committee. Following the announcement, Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) issued the following statement: “Any farm or ranch operation requires a strong and highly effective farm team, and agriculture policy is no different. I’m honored to welcome these fearless and qualified advocates to the House Agriculture Committee. The diverse expertise, backgrou... Read more