Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement after North Dakota District Court Judge Ralph Erickson issued a preliminary injunction to halt the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule from being implemented in 13 states. It would affect Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
In Case You Missed It: Lucas Debates Free Trade Agreements on House Floor
Tamara Hinton, 202.225.0184
WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of the free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea. The agreements will open more than $2.5 billion in new market access for America's farmers and ranchers. Agricultural exports support approximately 1 million jobs in industries including processing, manufacturing, and transportation. Increased market access from the free trade agreements will create jobs throughout the economy—both on and off the farm.