“SNAP is essential in protecting the most vulnerable citizens during tough times, but we need to have a complete understanding of its mission and purpose.” That was the message from House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway this week as the committee began its top-to-bottom review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps.
Agriculture Committee to Hold a Hearing on Cap & Trade Bill
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WASHINGTON – The House Agriculture Committee will hold a public hearing on the Waxman-Markey climate change and energy bill (HR 2454). It is scheduled for Thursday, June 11 at 2 pm in 1300 Longworth House Office Building.
"I am pleased that Chairman Peterson has scheduled a hearing on the Waxman-Markey bill. The most important thing we can do for the agriculture community is take the time to allow the legislative process to work, especially when the consequences of our actions will have an enormous impact on our rural constituents. This hearing is the first step in that legislative process and will provide important information and insight for our committee as we prepare for a markup for this bill," said Ranking Member Frank Lucas.