Today, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to assess the progress of global derivatives reforms since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law five years ago. Dodd-Frank imposed sweeping new regulations over the financial industry, including the regulation of swaps under Title VII, which had previously not been regulated in the U.S.
Congressman Donnelly Named to Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research Subcommittee
WASHINGTON - Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson announced that Congressman Joe Donnelly of Indiana has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research. Congressman Donnelly represents Indiana's Second District.
Congressman Donnelly's appointment was approved unanimously by the Democratic members of the committee.
"The Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research will play a key role in the development of this year's Farm Bill," said Chairman Peterson. "Congressman Donnelly will do an excellent job in helping the subcommittee fill that role and he will be a strong voice for farmers and ranchers in his state."
The Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research has jurisdiction over many issues relating to agriculture, including soil, water, and resource conservation; small watershed programs; energy and biobased energy production; rural electrification; agricultural credit; and agricultural research, education and extension services. Congressman Tim Holden of Pennsylvania is Chairman of the Subcommittee.
The members of the subcommittee are:
Tim Holden, PA, Chairman
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, SD
Henry Cuellar, TX
Jim Costa, CA
Brad Ellsworth, IN
Zachary T. Space, OH
Timothy J. Walz, MN
David Scott, GA
John T. Salazar, CO
Nancy E. Boyda, KS
Kirsten E. Gillibrand, NY
Dennis A. Cardoza, CA
Steve Kagen, WI
Joe Donnelly, IN
Frank D. Lucas, OK, Ranking Minority Member