112th Press Releases

Mar 9, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Advances Bill to Protect Producers from Duplicative Permit Requirement

The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 872, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011.

Mar 2, 2011
112th Congress

Group of Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Eliminate Duplicative Permit Requirement for Pesticide Applications

Reps. Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Jean Schmidt (R-OH), and Joe Baca (D-CA) introduced H.R. 872, a bipartisan bill to reduce the regulatory burdens posed by the case National Cotton Council v. EPA (6th Cir. 2009).

Feb 17, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Examines Economic Trends & Highlights Regulatory Burdens on Producers

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the state of the farm economy.

Feb 16, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittees Seek to Reduce Looming Regulatory Burdens on Agriculture, State Agencies & Small Businesses

The House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Nutrition and Horticulture, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a joint public hearing to consider reducing the regulatory burdens posed by the case National Cotton Council v. EPA (6th Cir. 2009) and to review related draft legislation.

Feb 15, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines How Funds Are Targeted for USDA's Rural Development Programs

The Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture held a public hearing to review the various definitions of rural applied under programs operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Feb 15, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Further Explores Impact of CFTC's Rulemaking Approach for Dodd-Frank on End Users & Economy

Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a public hearing to further review the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) efforts to write rules that will implement a new regulatory regime on the derivatives market under title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Feb 11, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Republicans Stress the Negative Impact of Federal Regs on Production Agriculture & Rural Economies

Republican members of the Agriculture Committee, led by Chairman Frank Lucas, spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H. Res. 72, a resolution that instructs various committees to investigate existing, pending, and proposed regulations that hurt job creation and economic growth.

Feb 10, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Questions CFTC's Pace for Writing New Regulations

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Jan 27, 2011
112th Congress

Lucas Pleased with USDA's Decision on Roundup Ready Alfalfa

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement in response to the announcement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) on Roundup Ready alfalfa.

Jan 25, 2011
112th Congress

Agriculture Committee Holds Organizational Meeting

Members of the House Agriculture Committee met to formally organize and to adopt the Committee's rules for the 112th Congress.

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