112th Press Releases

May 5, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Impact of Proposed Forest Planning Rule

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the U.S. Forest Service's proposed forest planning rule, which the Forest Service issued on February 14, 2011.

May 4, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Advances Bill to Facilitate Implementation of Dodd-Frank Act

The House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1573, to facilitate implementation of title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, promote regulatory coordination, and avoid market disruption.

May 4, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Issues Facing Pork Industry

The Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry, held a public hearing today to review the state of America’s pork industry.

May 3, 2011
112th Congress

Farmers, Foresters Express Concern Over Federal Regulations That Will Destroy Jobs, Devastate Agricultural Sector

The House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Natural Resources held a joint oversight hearing titled, “At Risk: American Jobs, Agriculture, Health and Species--the Costs of Federal Regulatory Dysfunction.”

Apr 27, 2011
112th Congress

Lucas: Once Again Obama's EPA Seeks to Expand Regulatory Reach Without Authority

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement regarding the release of the "Clean Water Protection Guidance" by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Apr 19, 2011
112th Congress

CFTC Inspector General: Agency Taking a Bare Minimum Approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Dodd-Frank

At the request of Reps. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) investigated the cost-benefit analyses of four rules related to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Apr 15, 2011
112th Congress

Key House Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Deadline for Derivatives Title of Dodd-Frank

U.S. Representatives Frank Lucas (R-OK), Spencer Bachus (R-AL), K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) introduced H.R. 1573, which would extend the deadline by 18 months for implementing Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Apr 14, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Credit Conditions for Agricultural Producers

The Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Credit held a public hearing to review credit conditions in rural America.

Apr 13, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Continues Oversight of CFTC's Rulemaking Process

The Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a public hearing to further review the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) rulemaking process for implementing title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Apr 13, 2011
112th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Issues Facing Poultry Industry

The Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry held a public hearing to review the state of the poultry industry.

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