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  • Peterson, Conaway Mark 200th Anniversary of House Agriculture Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on April 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON (April 29, 2020) - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway of Texas, issued a statement Wednesday commemorating the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the House Committee on Agriculture. On April 29, 1820, Congressman Lewis Williams of North Carolina introduced a resolution to the House to create a committee to oversee the nation’s agricultural sector. The full House later approved the resolution, formally establis... Read more

  • Conaway: President Trump’s Action is Critical to Keep American Agricultural Supply Chains Running
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after President Trump’s announcement to keep meat-processing facilities operational: "With today’s decision to keep meat-processing plants running, President Trump is showing once again that he understands the critical importance of American agriculture. I thank the President for seeking solutions that not only protect the health and safety of the hardworking men and women in... Read more

  • Conaway: Latest Coronavirus Package a Critical Interim Lifeline
    Posted in Press Releases on April 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, legislation to provide additional COVID-19 response funds for hospitals and small businesses. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after voting in favor of this legislation: “America’s farmers and ranchers have suffered through a recession in the farm economy that is now in its seventh year, deva... Read more

  • Conaway, Chabot: Agricultural Producers will be Eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on April 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Tuesday, Congressional leaders arrived at a deal to provide additional funds for both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL), as well as expand eligibility for the EIDL program to include agricultural enterprises with less than 500 employees. After the announcement, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and House Small Business Committee Ranking Member Steve Chabot (OH-1) released the following... Read more

  • Conaway Applauds Trump Administration for Agriculture Relief Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on April 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Friday, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) released the following statement after United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $19 billion in relief funding for American farmers and ranchers: "Tonight's announcement of $19 billion in relief for U.S. farmers and ranchers is an important down payment. Secretary Perdue was spot-on when he indicated that significant additional support will be absolutely necessary... Read more

  • Conaway: Clarification Needed for Farmers and Ranchers on SBA Loans
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — House Agriculture Committee Republicans, led by Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), sent a letter today to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Jovita Carranza to urge her to take key steps to ensure SBA programs work on the ground for farmers, ranchers and rural America. "America's farmers and ranchers have been rightly declared a vital part of our country's essential infrastructure workforce as we confront COVID-19," said Conaway. "Farmers and ranchers are... Read more

  • Conaway: COVID-19 Relief Bill Provides Crucial Help to All Americans, Urges USDA to Quickly Announce Help to Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural America
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to House passage of the COVID-19 relief bill: “Today, the House passed legislation that will provide immediate economic relief to all Americans to help our country get through these extremely trying times. Included in this relief package is critical help for our farm and ranch families, who are officially recognized by the U.S. government as critical infrastructure a... Read more

  • Conaway Salutes Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural America on National Agriculture Day, Questions Why House Democrats Left Agriculture out of COVID-19 Relief Package
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement in commemoration of National Agriculture Day: “Our country is blessed with the safest, most abundant, and most affordable food and fiber supply in the world. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made us question what life would be like if we could not buy what we need to feed and care for our families. The good news is that our nation’s farmers and ranchers, and the entire food, fiber, fu... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: Expanded Trade Access Critical to America’s Farmers, Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine U.S. agricultural trade from the perspective of stakeholders. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) made the following remarks: “There is no question that trade is vitally important to American farmers and ranchers looking to expand market access for their products. For decades, we... Read more

  • Conaway: USDA Remains Committed to Supporting America’s Farmers and Ranchers
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee on the “State of the Rural Economy.” Following the hearing, Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement: “Between a brutal string of natural disasters, a continued slump in the rural economy, and the impacts of nearly 30 years of predatory trade practices from China, America’s farmers and ranchers continue to face trying times. I’m grateful... Read more