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  • Questions Remain Over Ag Reconciliation Bill's Missing $28 Billion
    Posted in Press Releases on September 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    After House Agriculture Committee Democrats forced through an incomplete reconciliation bill on Monday, many questions remain unanswered, including how and when the conservation piece – which was omitted from the bill that was marked up – will be added, whether or not the Committee will get the chance to markup the billions in associated spending, and exactly how much the missing provisions will add to the overall price tag. These and other questions and criticisms were submitted today by House ... Read more

  • House Ag Committee Silenced By Pelosi
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    After a nine-hour markup on Friday, Agriculture Democrats rammed through an incomplete, partisan, and unvetted budget reconciliation package to the tune of $66 billion. The measure omitted $28 billion in additional spending after House and Senate Democrat leaders failed to draft a conservation title or obtain a CBO estimate. After various questions were posed from both Republicans and Democrats, Chairman Scott informed Members the missing funds will be inserted “as the bill heads to the floor.” ... Read more

  • House Ag GOP Leadership Urge Chairman Scott Against Another Partisan Reconciliation Process
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today, Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson and Republican Committee leadership urged Chairman David Scott to uphold his pledge and return to the Committee's storied history of bipartisanship ahead of this week's reconciliation process. The letter highlighted recent bipartisan wins, including unanimous support of both broadband and disaster programs, while cautioning against a process that lacks oversight, transparency, and collaboration. "We fear the reputation of this Committ... Read more

  • Thompson: Biden Tax Plan Full of False Promises
    Posted in Press Releases on September 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    In response to the White House continually spreading misinformation and false promises regarding the impact of President Biden’s tax plan on America’s family farms and businesses, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn “GT” Thompson, issued the following statement: “President Biden continues to make major, complex tax policy promises without explaining how they will work. Farmers, ranchers, and small businesses’ livelihoods are at stake. Family businesses are far more import... Read more

  • Thompson Issues Statement on USDA Dairy Safety Net Update
    Posted in Press Releases on August 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance program which will provide $350 million in pandemic relief payments to dairy farmers impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, improvements to the Dairy Margin Coverage program were announced. Following the update, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn "GT" Thompson, issued the following statement: “I am pleased to see USDA take these important steps to support the dair... Read more

  • Thompson, McHenry Instruct SEC & CFTC to Establish Joint Working Group on Digital Assets
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, the top Republican on the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), and the top Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, Patrick McHenry (NC-10), sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Acting Chairman Rostin Behnam. The letter directs the agencies to establish a joint Working Group on Digital Assets. This working group would give market participants and stakeholders a seat... Read more

  • Republican Ag Committee Leadership Urge GAO Review of USDA Thrifty Food Plan Scheme
    Posted in Press Releases on August 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson, Ranking Member, House Committee on Agriculture, and Senator John Boozman, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry are asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an analysis of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) update of the Thrifty Food Plan. In a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro, the Republican leaders ask GAO to research and report on the reevaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan to ensure the... Read more

  • Thompson Issues Statement on First Anniversary of USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson, issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) entry into force: "I have long said USMCA is a win for farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and American workers. Since its entry into force one year ago, we have seen expanded access, increased exports, and a more level playing field for our producers. I am pleased Ambassador Tai is moving ... Read more

  • Thompson Welcomes Randy Moore as New Chief of Forest Service
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2021 | Preview rr

    Today, Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced Randy Moore, Regional Forester of the Pacific Northwest Region, will serve as the 20th Chief of the U.S. Forest Service. Following the announcement, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson, issued the following statement: "The Forest Service will be in very qualified hands with Randy Moore at the helm. I look forward to working with him in this role on legislative and administr... Read more

  • House Republicans Sound Alarm on Biden Administration’s Plan to Undo Trump Administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Top Republican leaders in the House of Representatives today joined House Agriculture Committee Member David Rouzer (R-NC) in outlining their concerns regarding the Biden Administration’s intention to undo the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The Biden Administration’s recent announcement signaled its intent to revise the definition of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act and potentially return to Obama-era regulations that ... Read more