112th Press Releases

Mar 28, 2012
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Subcommittee Examines Legislation to Clarify Congressional Intent of Dodd-Frank Act Provisions

The Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, held a public hearing to consider three pieces of legislation designed to mitigate unintended consequences of certain provisions of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and clarify the reach of new regulatory requirements to swaps activities that occur outside the U.S.

Mar 27, 2012
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Subcommittee Explores Ways to Improve U.S Forest Health & Spur Job Creation in Rural America

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review several aspects affecting forest health, including timber harvests, wildlife management, invasive species, and the U.S. Forest Service's planning rule.

Mar 26, 2012
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Lucas Praises House Passage of Jobs Bills

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2682, the Business Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act and H.R. 2779, in a bipartisan vote, 370-24 and 357-36, respectively.

Mar 23, 2012
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Midwest Ag Producers Make Case for an Effective Safety Net at Illinois Field Hearing

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

Mar 21, 2012
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Subcommittee Examines Ways to Save with Rural Development Programs

The Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to identify duplicative federal rural development programs.

Mar 20, 2012
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Lucas Statement on Ryan's Proposed Budget Plan

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement regarding Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Resolution.

Mar 9, 2012
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Dairy and Specialty Crops Take Center Stage as Ag Committee Kicks Off Farm Bill Discussions

Chairman Frank Lucas held a field hearing in Saranac Lake, New York. It was the first of a series to be held throughout March and April to gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill.

Mar 7, 2012
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Agriculture Committee Adopts Budget Letter

The House Agriculture Committee adopted the budget views and estimates letter which outlines the committee's budget recommendations for the agencies and programs under its jurisdiction for fiscal year 2013.

Mar 1, 2012
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Lucas To Kick Off Farm Bill Field Hearings Next Week

Chairman Frank Lucas announced a series of field hearings on the 2012 Farm Bill to take place throughout March and April.