Subcommittee examines implications of potential retaliation against U.S. in response to COOL

“We could be looking at substantial retaliatory sanctions against agriculture and a variety of other industries,” Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer said.
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Agriculture Committee advances bill to protect producers from duplicative regulations and permit requirements

The House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 897, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2015.
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Agriculture Committee Examines the Cost and Impacts of States Implementing Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws

The House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing to examine the costs and impacts of states implementing mandatory biotechnology labeling laws.
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Subcommittee reviews definition of “waters of the United States” proposed rule and its impact on rural America

Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the definition of “waters of the United States” proposed rule and its impact on rural America.
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Nutrition Subcommittee Holds Hearing to Review Duplication and Areas of Unmet Needs in Government Nutrition Programs

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Today, Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-2), Chairwoman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition held a hearing on duplication and unmet needs in government nutrition programs. The subcommittee heard from researchers and practitioners who have first-hand experience of how the many federal nutrition programs serve families in need of assistance. The repeated theme among the panel was a need for greater administrative efficiency to ensure that target populations continued to be served. This hearing is part of the committee’s ongoing review of the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP, currently known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and formerly referred to as food stamps.

Opening Statement: Nutrition Subcommittee Chairwoman Walorski: Hearing on the Past, Present, and Future of SNAP: Government Duplication and Unmet Needs

May 20, 2015 Opening Statements

House Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Beef, Pork, and Chicken

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2393, a bill to amend the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946, by a recorded vote of 38-6. A combination of 68 Democrats and Republicans joined Chairman K. Michael Conaway in introducing this bipartisan bill that will effectively repeal country of origin labeling requirements for beef, pork, and chicken, while leaving intact the requirements for all other covered commodities.

House Ag Committee Approves H.R. 2394, The National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2015

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2394, the National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2015, by voice vote. Introduced by Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chairman Glenn Thompson (PA-5), this bipartisan bill will reauthorize the National Forest Foundation Act so the Foundation is able to have the resources to continue its work to ensure U.S. national forests and grasslands are maintained.

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Country of Origin Labeling

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First adopted in the 2002 Farm Bill, COOL has since been challenged in the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Canada and Mexico, main livestock exporters to the U.S., four times.

Farm Bill

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The Farm Bill ensures that farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce an affordable and stable food and fiber supply.

CFTC Reauthorization

House of Representatices

The Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act ensures that the federal agency tasked with regulating the multi-trillion dollar derivatives market is working in the most efficient and effective way. It cements into law key protections for futures customers and mitigates the regulatory load on America's job creators.

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