House Committee on Agriculture Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) released the following statement in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers final “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This rule further obscures the original intent of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by significantly expanding waters subject to federal jurisdiction.
The following issues are important to the Committee on Agriculture and to Americans. The committee and its members are committed to addressing these issues.
First adopted in the 2002 Farm Bill, COOL has since been challenged in the World Trade Organization (WTO) by Canada and Mexico, main livestock exporters to the U.S., four times.
The Farm Bill ensures that farmers and ranchers have the tools they need to produce an abundant and affordable food and fiber supply is as important to our country as national defense.
To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and ensure robust markets, customer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators.
The House Agriculture Committee is keeping an eye on the regulations that affect our producers.
The House Agriculture Committee is working to ensure that Dodd-Frank regulations are balanced and do not impose undue burdens on America's businesses.
The free trade agreements with Korea, Colombia, and Panama are critical to revitalizing our economy and creating American jobs--particularly in rural areas.
The House Agriculture Committee is committed to shedding light on the events leading up to the bankruptcy and ensuring customers are made whole.
Recent action by the EPA is just the latest example of the EPA blindly following its radical environmental policies and ignoring its effects on American agriculture, America’s food security and the American economy.
Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas joined over 100 of his Republican colleagues in the House to cosponsor a disapproval resolution (H.J. Res. 77) that would nullify the EPA’s endangerment finding.
The Committee on Agriculture is committed to ensuring food safety for all Americans.