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One Year of President Biden’s War on Agriculture

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As we look back on year one of Joe Biden’s America, communities across the country are feeling the pangs of skyrocketing inflation, rising expenses, and dismal supply chain disruptions, largely due to reckless policies and bloated, unchecked spending in Washington. Farm country has been hit particularly hard by the President’s unilateral actions in what can only be described as a war on agricultur...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee Hearing: “To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding today’s hearing, and thank you, Secretary Vilsack, for traveling to Washington, D.C. to join us. This Committee is well overdue for a general audience with you, so I want to mention in advance that I appreciate your willingness to appear before us to respond to each Members’ questions and concerns. Mr. Secretary, I was hopeful w...

Bipartisan Letter from Ag Committees Calls for CFTC Guidance on Digital Assets

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman David Scott (D-GA), along with U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Republican Leader John Boozman (R-AR) and Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) sent a letter to Rostin Behnam, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), for more information on the digital asset marketplace, ...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee Hearing: "Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America”

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Electric vehicles are impressive feats of technology and engineering and the substantial industry investment in EVs is testament to the hope they can meet the varied needs of drivers across America, including in rural communities. In recent years, the electrification of our transportation systems and the elimination of liquid fuels has been advertised as a critical component of the global fight to...

House Advances Legislation to Provide Certainty and Increase Transparency in Cattle Markets

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Today, the House of Representatives passed a pair of bills to provide certainty and transparency in cattle markets—H.R. 5609, the Cattle Contract Library Act introduced by Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Republican Leader Dusty Johnson, and H.R. 5290, a one-year extension for the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) Act introduced by Chairman David Scott. The current LMR authorizatio...

Thompson, Boozman Lead Bicameral Group of Republican Ag Committee Members in Calling on EPA to Rescind Chlorpyrifos Decision

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U.S. Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Republian Leader of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, are leading a bicameral effort calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind its decision to revoke all food tolerances for chlorpyrifos and ensure its futur...

Thompson Statement on Democrats’ Massive Tax and Spending Spree

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Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), issued the following statement after House Democrats passed their reckless tax-and-spend agenda on a party line vote: “Congressional Democrats spent months crafting this massive legislation behind closed doors, ignoring input from the Agriculture Committee, our members, and most importantly, the communities we...

Thompson Releases Crypto Regulatory Blueprint

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Today, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn 'GT' Thompson (R-PA), released a discussion draft of the Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2021—a blueprint for the regulation of digital commodity markets—to solicit feedback before formally introducing the legislation. "Because of its oversight of commodity markets, the House Agriculture Committee plays a critical role in the exc...

House Agriculture Committee Leadership Release Resolution Congratulating National Grain and Feed Association on 125th Anniversary

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman David Scott, General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Republican Leader Austin Scott, and General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos issued the following statements to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the National Grain and Feed Association. Republican Leader Thompson ...

Thompson Delivers Opening Statement at Full Committee Hearing on Supply Chain Crisis

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding today’s very important—and long overdue—hearing to review current strains within the supply chain and their impact on American agriculture. I see this as the first of many public conversations on this topic by our Committee. As the United States emerges from the pandemic, we are facing a new combination of challenges and consequ...

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