Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize and Improve the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 4413, the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act, by voice vote.
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.
The president claims that he’s working to reduce unnecessary regulations, but only the House has actually taken action.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.