America’s farmers, ranchers and end-users depend on well-functioning markets to manage their businesses and mitigate risk. The success of these markets benefits consumers, the economy, and business around the globe.
Over the past several months, the committee has held a series of hearings to examine and reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which is responsible for overseeing these markets. On June 9, 2015, the House passed H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize and improve the operations of the CFTC, as well as ensure robust markets, consumer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators.