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.
Chairman Combest Statement: President May Break Crop Insurance Promise to Farmers
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Larry Combest (R-Texas) expressed concern regarding reports the president may fail to live up to crop insurance reform, promised during his State of the Union Address:
"The president seems to be repeating an all-too familiar pattern of promises without performance. His budget proposal must not fail to include meaningful funding for meaningful change in crop insurance, as he promised farmers in his State of the Union Address.
"The president should come on board with crop insurance reform. This is a big problem that needs adequate commitment. He should have a funding proposal that fulfills his call for an appropriate means to address the problem."