112th Press Releases

Feb 29, 2012
112th Congress

Ag Committee Presses CFTC Chair on MF Global & Dodd-Frank Rulemaking Process

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the 2012 agenda of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as the agency continues to investigate the collapse of MF Global and promulgate rules pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Feb 13, 2012
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Lucas Statement on Obama's Budget Plan

Jan 25, 2012
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Obama's Regulations No Laughing Matter for America's Farmers and Ranchers

The president claims that he’s working to reduce unnecessary regulations, but only the House has actually taken action.

Jan 25, 2012
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Ag Committee Advances Legislation to Bring Balance to Financial Regulatory Reform

The House Agriculture Committee advanced by voice vote six bills that amend Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Dec 8, 2011
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Examination of the MF Global Bankruptcy

Issues: MF Global
Dec 8, 2011
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House Agriculture Committee Demands Facts on MF Global Collapse

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to examine the MF Global bankruptcy and reports that as much as $1.2 billion in customer funds have gone missing.

Dec 2, 2011
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House Agriculture Committee Advances Measure to Subpoena Corzine

Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued a statement after the House Agriculture Committee approved the issuance of a subpoena to compel the attendance of Jon Corzine, the former Chief Executive Officer of MF Global, at the full committee hearing scheduled for December 8 to examine the MF Global bankruptcy.

Dec 1, 2011
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Subcommittee Continues Oversight of USDA's Operations to Ensure Proper Use of Taxpayer Funds

The Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit held a public hearing to review updates to the audits of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Inspector General.

Nov 21, 2011
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Statement from House & Senate Agriculture Committee Leaders on Super Committee's Announcement

Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction has failed to reach an agreement.

Nov 3, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Slams Flawed Chesapeake Bay Model During Oversight Hearing

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry held a public hearing to review the implementation of Phase II of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Watershed Implementation Plans (WIP) and their impact on states and rural communities.

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