Rep. Austin Scott, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to review the impact of enforcement activities by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on specialty crop growers. Specifically, Subcommittee Members addressed growing concerns that DOL is using the "Hot Goods" provision under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in an arbitrary manner against producers of perishable agricultural commodities without regard for the inevitable destruction of the product and significant economic hardship inflicted on farmers and their employees.
H.R. 742, the Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2013
To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act to repeal the idemnification requirement for regulatory authorities to obtain acess to swap data required to be provided by swaps entities under such Acts.
Reps. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Bill Huizenga (R-MI), and Gwen Moore (D-WI).
Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on February 13, 2013
Ordered reported by voice vote on March 20, 2013