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Five Ways The President Can Immediately Bolster American Agriculture Production

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Long before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, America's farm families and consumers were struggling with fractured supply chains, skyrocketing input costs, and historic levels of inflation­—crises spurred or exacerbated by the Administration's overly burdensome regulatory agenda. Yet, with the stroke of a pen, President Biden could take immediate action to unleash domestic production and ease the sign...

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 Delivers Opening Statement at Hearing on Farm Bill Dairy Provisions

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Chairman Scott, for convening this important hearing to discuss Farm Bill dairy provisions. Agriculture is the number one industry in Pennsylvania and dairy is our most valuable commodity. Our dairy producers have a huge impact on the economy of our commonwealth, especially in the rural communities and townships I am honored to represent. I am a descend...

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...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee on Agriculture Hearing: “The Role of Climate Research in Supporting Agricultural Resiliency”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning and thank you Chairman Scott. Whenever I discuss climate solutions, I have four guiding principles that I keep in mind. First and foremost, climate policies need to benefit producers by helping them increase production and profitability. Second, you cannot have a healthier environment without a healthier economy. And vice versa. Next, whatever we do s...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee on Agriculture Hearing: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Non-SNAP USDA Nutrition Programs”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and good morning to our witnesses. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise. First, I want to remind the Committee we are—again—battling record levels of inflation. Consumer prices rose 8.6 percent in the 12 months ending in May, climbing at the quickest pace since the Carter Administration. This Administration and my colleagues must ...

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...

Thompson: Democrats Bill Will Only Contribute to Skyrocketing Prices

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson issued the statement below following House Democrats’ introduction of the so-called Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act: "Let’s be clear, this bill is a charade that does nothing to lower the food and fuel costs currently hammering American families, consumers, and producers. Our nation is facing dire circumstances in large part due to th...

Republican Leaders Thompson, Boozman Call on White House to Withdraw Brief in Roundup Case

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House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Republican Leader John Boozman (R-AR) are calling on the Biden Administration to withdraw its current brief before the Supreme Court in a case involving the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal registration authority of Roundup, an essential glyphosate-ba...

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