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Democrat Wildfire Bill Misses the Mark

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the so-called Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act. H.R. 5118 is House Democrats’ latest messaging bill which is duplicative in nature and won’t provide the U.S. Forest Service with the tools and resources needed to combat America’s wildfire crisis. Prior to passage of H.R. 5118, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Glen...

Republican Leader Thompson: Democrats’ Wildfire Bill is More Political Theater

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement ahead of this week’s expected consideration of H.R. 5118, the alleged Wildfire Response and Drought Resiliency Act: "With some of the worst wildfires on record occurring in the last five years, our nation’s foresters, landowners, and rural communities deserve immediate solutions—no...

Agriculture Leaders Call on EPA to Cease Politicization of Crop Protection Tools

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Yesterday, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), and Republican Leader of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senator John Boozman (R-AR), sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the concerning trend of disregarding scientifically-sound, risk-based regulatory processes, and unilaterally denying acces...

Thompson, Lucas and Westerman Introduce Bill to Improve Greenhouse Gas Capture and Storage

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA), House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Republican Leader Frank Lucas (R-OK), and House Natural Resources Committee Republican Leader Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced a bill that will improve our ability to capture and store greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. Land use like agriculture and forestry already ...

Republican Leader Thompson, Chairman Scott Seek Farm Bill Feedback

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An integral part of the oversight and review process for future Farm Bills is getting direct input from producers, stakeholders, and consumers on how various programs are working for them. House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson and Chairman David Scott are pleased to offer the opportunity for members of the public to submit their feedback and ideas for the 2023 Farm Bill...

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...

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