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  • Conaway: One Step Closer to Delivering on USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. –Today, the Senate voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) by a vote of 89-10. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following passage: “President Trump promised to fight for better trade deals for America’s farmers and ranchers, and he delivered. Now, with the full approval of Congress, we are one step closer to USMCA providing our farm families with expanded market access and additional cer... Read more

  • Conaway: Trump Delivers on Promise to American Farmers
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement after the United States-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement signing ceremony at the White House: “In January of 2017, few believed that President Trump could successfully renegotiate NAFTA or new trade terms with China. Even fewer believed that any changes made would eliminate the unfair trading practices of our trading partners in North America or the predato... Read more

  • Conaway: USMCA Delivers a Huge Win for Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on December 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. –Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) by an overwhelming vote of 385-41. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released this statement following passage: “While today's vote was needlessly delayed by partisan politics, I am grateful that Speaker Pelosi finally brought USMCA up for a vote. Despite House Democrats' overtly-partisan obsession with impeachment, the President kep... Read more

  • Conaway Statement on USMCA Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway released the following statement upon news of a deal on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: “Today’s announcement of a deal on USMCA is news America’s farmers and ranchers have been waiting over a year for. I appreciate the work of President Trump and Ambassador Lighthizer in delivering on the promise of an improved trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. I urge Speaker Pelosi to quickly schedule a vot... Read more

  • Opening Statement: Ranking Member David Rouzer Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Public Hearing: “The Implementation of Farm Bill International Food Assistance and Development Programs”
    Posted in Opening Statements on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to our witnesses for being here today. I look forward to hearing your testimony regarding international food assistance and development programs authorized in the Farm Bill and subsequent implementation by both USDA and USAID. This is our first hearing on international food assistance and agricultural development this Congress. The food we deliver and development activities we promote are critical tools that feed people, bu... Read more

  • Rouzer, Conaway: International Food Aid Reduces Hunger, Promotes Independence
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid, Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill’s international food assistance and development programs. After the hearing, Subcommittee Ranking Member David Rouzer (NC-7) and Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following remarks: “International food assistance and agriculture development programs are an important symbol of American generosit... Read more

  • Conaway Leads 159 Republicans Urging Pelosi to Hold Vote on USMCA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 9, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade/Food Aid

    Washington, D.C. – On Monday, the 374th day since the United-States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was finalized and signed, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway led a group of 159 Republican members in sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging immediate consideration and passage of this vital trade agreement. Ranking Member Conaway was joined by Representatives Kevin Brady (TX-08), Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Steve Scalise (LA-01), Liz Cheney (WY-AL), Vicky Hartzler ... Read more

  • Conaway Welcomes Agriculture Export Market Expansions
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 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 USDA and USTR announced a deal for guaranteed market access for U.S. rice in South Korea: “I am pleased that President Trump has inked yet another win for American agriculture, securing guaranteed access for U.S. rice to the South Korean market. This follows recent announcements including China lifting its ban on U.S. poultry imports and Brazil expanding access for im... 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 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