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Thompson on the Tragic Passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski and Members of Staff

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Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), issued the following statement after the sudden and tragic passing of Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and two members of her staff: "It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart that I mourn the sudden and tragic loss of Representative Jackie Walorski and two valued members of her staff. Jackie, a former Member of th...

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...

Thompson Hosts "Conservation With A Purpose" Roundtable

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On Friday, July 15, Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion at Burk-Lea Farms in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The event was sponsored by the Energy, Climate, and Conservation Task Force, created by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy last year to promote innovation, invest in clean energy infrastructure, and implement initia...

Rep. Doug LaMalfa: Supreme Court said ‘no’ to the EPA; it should continue

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The Washington Times By Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) The recent Supreme Court ruling in West Virginia v. EPA was a big win for stopping the EPA’s regulatory overreach. This ruling will mean that bureaucrats can’t invent authority from 40-year-old statutes to make up new rules Congress hasn’t authorized. Even broad delegation of power from Congress, something I oppose, has limits. Regulations must com...

Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson and Rep. David Valadao: We can grow the farm economy while reducing emissions

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Washington Examiner By Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) and Rep. David Valadao (CA-21) Driven by the voluntary adoption of science, technology, and innovation, America’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters have mastered producing more food, feed, and fiber while reducing agriculture emissions, conserving natural resources, and sequestering greenhouse gases. The U.S. agriculture industry ...

Rep. Vicky Hartzler: How to fix inflation that's hurting the Heartland

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Springfield News-Leader By Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04) It’s no secret that Missouri consumers are facing rising prices and inflationary pressure everywhere they turn. From the gas station to the grocery store, Missouri pocketbooks are hurting. But family budgets are not the only thing being squeezed. Inflation’s impact on our farmlands is making a dent in the livelihoods of our state’s farmers and...

Opening Statement: Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson Full Committee on Agriculture Hearing: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The State of Credit for Young, Beginning, and Underserved Producers”

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Remarks as prepared for delivery: Chairman Scott, thank you for convening this important hearing to discuss credit issues in rural America. For any agriculture operation, one of the most critical relationships a farmer may have is with his or her lender. This is especially true for our young and beginning producers. Farming is capital intensive; the cost of entry is incredibly high and can act as ...

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 ...

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