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  • Dunn, Conaway: USDA Research Developments Remain Top Priority
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 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 implementation of USDA Farm Bill research programs. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “Today’s hearing provided a much-needed update on farm bill implementation. Deputy Under Secretary Hutchins is a great asset to America’s farmers and ra... Read more

  • Johnson: Not One Child
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: SNAP, Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations

    Washington, D.C. – In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a proposed rule aiming to stop State abuse of eligibility determinations within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Tuesday, USDA released a requested analysis regarding the potential impact on free and reduced lunches for children in households affected by this proposed rule. Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Ranking Member Dusty Johnson (SD-AL) made the following remarks:... Read more

  • Conaway Announces Changes to Committee Communications Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) today announced Emily Hytha has been named communications director for the committee. Hytha, a California native, will replace outgoing communications director Rachel Millard. Hytha has led Conaway’s personal office communications team for the past five years. Additionally, when Conaway was tapped to serve as the lead member of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe in 2017, Hytha also ran point on ... Read more

  • LaMalfa: Infrastructure Improvements Needed to Safeguard our Nation’s Forests
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservation and Forestry

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry held a hearing on restoring our forest infrastructure. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member Doug LaMalfa (CA-1) made the following remarks: “In today’s hearing we had an opportunity to underline that our forest infrastructure needs improvement –some of the questions lie in how to address our current budget challenges. Our committee members need to understand that our infrastructure of roads, trail... Read more

  • Conaway Praises U.S.-Japan Trade Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 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 President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a trade agreement increasing market access for U.S. agricultural producers in Japan: “Today’s deal announced by President Trump and Prime Minister Abe substantially improves U.S. access to Japan’s agricultural markets. I commend President Trump and the U.S. Trade Representative’s team for their hard work... Read more

  • Conaway Commends Republican Leaders for Stopping Democrats from Imposing Devastating Cuts to Farmers, Ranchers, Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement concerning legislation released yesterday evening to keep the government open and requiring that USDA’s CCC be replenished, just as Republicans and a handful of Democrats demanded: “It’s ironic that as news was released about the budget deal some are implying that House Democratic leadership is somehow to be thanked, apparently for failing to follow through on the threat to do se... Read more

  • Conaway, Thompson and Rouzer: Congress Must Work Closely With USDA to Aid Producers through Disasters
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Agriculture Subcommittees on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management as well as Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a joint hearing to review the implementation of federal farm and disaster programs. After the hearing, Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Subcommittee Ranking Members Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) and David Rouzer (NC-7) and made the following remarks: “It is the height of irony that today we sat in a hearing with USDA ... Read more

  • Conaway Calls on Pelosi, House Democrats to Stop Blocking Trade Aid for Struggling Farmers, Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, DC—House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following statement concerning House Democrats’ attempts to deny USDA the funds necessary to make Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and Farm Bill payments to farmers and ranchers via the CCC: “House Democratic leaders are not listening to their own rank and file members and continue to hold vital aid for our farmers and ranchers hostage by blocking replenishment of the CCC. I had not waded into this iss... Read more

  • Conaway: Time to Clear Up WOTUS Rules Once and For All
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Conservation and Forestry

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement ending the Obama-era Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, issuing the following remarks: “I commend the Trump administration for repealing the land grab attempted under President Obama through its Waters of the U.S. regulation. WOTUS attempted to stretch the reaches of federal power under the Clean Water Act from navigable ... Read more

  • Conaway, Dunn Praise EPA Guidance to Maintain Pesticide Registration Integrity
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

    Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued guidance that it will no longer approve labels containing the State of California’s Proposition 65 warning statement on products containing glyphosate. Following the announcement, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Subcommittee Ranking Member Neal Dunn (FL-2) made the joint statement below: “Farmers and consumers alike depend on a sc... Read more