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Thompson Welcomes Rep. Mayra Flores to House Agriculture Committee

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson issued the following statement welcoming newly-elected Representative Mayra Flores (TX-34) to the House Agriculture Committee: "After a historic victory in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, I’m excited to welcome Congresswoman Mayra Flores to the House Agriculture Committee. As the first Mexican-born Congresswoman and the f...

Republican Leader Thompson Reflects on Today’s Full Committee Hearing on Farm Bill Dairy Provisions

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson issued the statement below following today’s full committee hearing entitled, "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Dairy Provisions": "As a descendant of many generations of hardworking dairymen and women, I am pleased to have worked closely with Chairman Scott to schedule today’s hearing on Farm Bill dairy provisions. A strong and resi...

Thompson: Democrat Bill Does Nothing to Lower Food and Fuel Costs

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7606, the so-called Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, a legislative package that falls woefully short in addressing the ongoing supply chain and inflationary crises hammering America’s farm families and consumers. Prior to the House passage of H.R. 7606, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson, delivered the f...

Ag Committee Leader Thompson, GOP Members Introduce Bill to Reverse Regulatory Burdens and Reduce Farm Input Costs

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Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn "GT" Thompson, introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country. Congressman Thompson was joined by more than 20 ori...

Leader McCarthy, Thompson Lead Letter Calling on Biden Administration to Reduce Barriers to U.S. Agriculture Production

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Today, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson sent a solutions-focused letter to President Joe Biden calling on the Administration to reverse overly burdensome regulations and policy barriers to U.S. agriculture production that have caused needless uncertainty for farmers, ranchers, and working families. The letter to the Presiden...

Thompson: Democrats Bill Will Only Contribute to Skyrocketing Prices

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson issued the statement below following House Democrats’ introduction of the so-called Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act: "Let’s be clear, this bill is a charade that does nothing to lower the food and fuel costs currently hammering American families, consumers, and producers. Our nation is facing dire circumstances in large part due to th...

Republican Leaders Thompson, Boozman Call on White House to Withdraw Brief in Roundup Case

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Republican Leader John Boozman (R-AR) are calling on the Biden Administration to withdraw its current brief before the Supreme Court in a case involving the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal registration authority of Roundup, an essential glyphosate-ba...

Thompson Reacts to USDA’s Tone Deaf "Framework" on America’s Food Supply Chain

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson issued the following statement today after U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a "framework" to address our nation’s crippled food supply chain: "Increasing spending on organic initiatives and rooftop gardens while placing misguided blame on corporations and agribusinesses will not increase domestic...

Agriculture Committee Advances Two Republican-Led Climate Bills

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The House Agriculture Committee concluded a markup today to consider a slate of bills, including H.R. 2606, the Sponsoring USDA Sustainability Targets in Agriculture to Incentivize Natural Solutions, or SUSTAINS Act, and H.R. 2518, the Producing Responsible Energy and Conservation Incentives and Solutions for the Environment, or PRECISE Act. The bills were introduced by Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15)...

Thompson Applauds Biden’s Nominee for Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn “GT” Thompson issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s nomination of Alexis Taylor to serve as the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture: "While I would have preferred to see this nomination much sooner, I am pleased President Biden has selected Alexis Taylor to serve as...

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