112th Press Releases

Apr 27, 2012
112th Congress

House Bill Halts Administration's Power Grab & Expansion of Water Regulation

Leaders of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Agriculture Committee introduced H.R. 4965, a bill to prohibit the Obama Administration from finalizing or implementing the EPA and Corps Clean Water Act “guidance” in order to significantly broaden the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Act.

Apr 26, 2012
112th Congress

Lucas Statement on the Senate Ag Committee's Farm Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry approved the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012.

Apr 26, 2012
112th Congress

Subcommittee Explores Priorities and Recommendations for Farm Bill Conservation Title

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a hearing to learn from members of the agriculture community on how conservation programs should be structured in the 2012 Farm Bill.

Apr 26, 2012
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Dairy Programs in Third D.C. Farm Bill Hearing

This is the third of eight hearings which are gathering agricultural leaders in Washington to share their perspective on farm policy. This Subcommittee hearing focused on reforming dairy programs in the 2012 Farm Bill.

Apr 25, 2012
112th Congress

Subcommittee Kicks Off DC Farm Bill Hearings with Focus on Rural Development Programs

This is the first of eight hearings, which will be held by the Subcommittees to hear from agricultural stakeholders before the House Agriculture Committee begins drafting the reauthorization of agricultural programs.

Apr 20, 2012
112th Congress

Ag Committee Wraps Up Final Farm Bill Field Hearing

Chairman Frank Lucas wrapped up the field hearing series in Dodge City, Kansas. It was the final hearing that was held across the country to listen directly to producers on the ground and gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill.

Apr 18, 2012
112th Congress

Ag Committee Moves Forward with Farm Bill Process And Announces DC Hearings

Chairman Frank Lucas announced another series of hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill to begin next week in Washington, D.C.

Apr 18, 2012
112th Congress

Ag Committee Advances Reconciliation Proposal

The House Agriculture Committee advanced, by voice vote, the proposal to satisfy reconciliation instructions required by House Concurrent Resolution 112.

Apr 12, 2012
112th Congress

Lucas Echoes Position of Farmers: Leave Crop Insurance Alone

Chairman Frank Lucas, of the House Agriculture Committee, released a statement reiterating his support for America's farmers and ranchers and rejecting the premise of a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Mar 30, 2012
112th Congress

Farmers Say They Need An Effective Safety Net, Choice of Risk Management Tools & Regulatory Certainty During Arkansas Field Hearing

Chairman Frank Lucas continued the House Agriculture Committee's field hearing series in State University, Arkansas. It was the third of four hearings to be held across the country throughout March and April to gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill.

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