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Republican Leader Thompson Slams Biden’s Diesel Crisis

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following remarks on the House floor slamming President Biden’s self-inflicted energy crisis and the ensuing diesel shortage that continues to hamper domestic food and fiber production in rural America. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Mr. Speaker, every few weeks we read headlines of another ...

Thompson & Comer Lead Letter to GAO Regarding Foreign Investments in U.S. Farmland

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This weekend, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, Glenn "GT" Thompson, and Republican Leader of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, James Comer, were joined by 128 of their Conference colleagues in sending a letter to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The letter requests a study regarding foreign investment in U.S. far...

Thompson: White House Hunger Conference Nothing More Than a Political Stunt

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, issued the following statement regarding the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health: "Republicans undoubtedly share an interest in improving the health of all Americans. Yet, the disorderly nature in which this Conference came to fruition has sparked legitimate concerns. From unanswere...

Thompson: Commitment to America Will Restore a Robust Rural Economy

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Today, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and members of the House Republican Conference unveiled the "Commitment to America," a policy framework to build a strong American economy and overcome the failed policies from Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration. Following the press conference, Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Committee...

Republican Ag Committee Members Question Biden Administration’s Executive Overreach

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, was joined by every Republican member of the committee in sending a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack questioning the Biden Administration’s overreaching executive actions. In the letter, the Members write, “As you are aware, a recent Supreme Court decision, West Virginia v...

GOP Committee Leaders Call Out Biden Administration for Overstepping Regulatory Authority on WOTUS

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, joined several of his colleagues in sending a letter to Michael Regan, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Michael Connor, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, raising concerns about regulatory actions taken by the EPA and the United States Army Corps of Engineers which...

Thompson Reacts to USDA's Unilateral Climate Investment

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, issued the statement below following an announcement from Secretary Tom Vilsack that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded billions to "Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities" projects via the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC): "The Biden Administration is unilaterally spending bi...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee on Agriculture Hearing: “Soil Health Practices and Programs that Support Regenerative Agriculture”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Scott. Encouraging soil health and responsible conservation practices in agriculture have been central goals and priorities supported by Congress since the 1930s. Through the farm bill, producers and landowners can access a variety of conservation programs and tools to incorporate activities that support a variety of natural resources. These pr...

Thompson Welcomes Rep. Brad Finstad to the House Agriculture Committee

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Today, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, issued the following statement welcoming Representative Brad Finstad (MN-01) to the House Agriculture Committee. Rep. Finstad was elected to serve Minnesota’s First Congressional District – filling the vacant seat after the untimely passing of former Agriculture Committee Member Jim Hagedorn. "Rep. Brad Finst...

Thompson Slams Passage of Democrats’ Reckless Tax-and-Spend Legislation

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Today, House Democrats passed H.R. 5376, a disingenuous and partisan exercise that lacked robust debate and hearings and does nothing to provide relief to rural America. Following the vote, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the statement below: "America’s farm families and consumers are continuing to grapple with an economic recession, y...

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