112th Press Releases

Apr 7, 2011
112th Congress

Four Committee Chairs Send Bicameral, Bipartisan Letter to Key Regulators Urging End-User Exemption

Four Committee Chairs sent a letter to U.S. Department of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Secretary Gary Gensler, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Mary Schapiro yesterday urging them to provide an exemption from margin requirements for end-user transactions.

Apr 7, 2011
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Subcommittee Examines How to Increase Export Opportunities for American Producers

The Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to review market promotion programs and their effectiveness on expanding exports of U.S. agricultural products.

Apr 6, 2011
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Subcommittee Examines Issues Facing Beef Industry

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

Apr 5, 2011
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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 2012 Budget Resolution.

Mar 31, 2011
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Lucas & Peterson Praise House Passage of H.R. 872

Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson issued the following statements after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 872, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011 in a bipartisan vote, 292-130.

Mar 31, 2011
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Ag Committee Questions Impact of CFTC's Rules on Economy

the House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the definitions of key terms included in Title VII of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, such as "swap," "Swap Dealer," and "Major Swap Participant."

Mar 16, 2011
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Subcommittee Stresses EPA's Overreach with Chesapeake Bay Program

The Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry held a public hearing to further review the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), agricultural practices, and their implications on national watersheds.

Mar 15, 2011
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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 2012.

Mar 14, 2011
112th Congress

Lawmakers Request Review of CFTC's Cost-Benefit Analysis

Rep. Frank Lucas (R- OK) and Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) sent a letter to the Inspector General of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday requesting an investigation of the cost-benefit analysis performed by the agency for the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Mar 10, 2011
112th Congress

Ag Committee Members Challenge EPA Administrator on Agency's Aggressive Regulatory Agenda

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the impact of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on agriculture.

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