Chairman Frank Lucas of Oklahoma and Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota issued the following statements after the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, by a large, bipartisan vote of 36-10.
House Agriculture Committee To Feature First-Ever Congressional Hearing Over Internet
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 21, 1998
HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE TO FEATURE FIRST-EVER CONGRESSIONAL HEARING OVER INTERNET
WASHINGTON, D.C. — HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BOB SMITH (R-OR), TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT BEGINNING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 IN THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS, NUTRITION, AND FOREIGN AGRICULTURE, ALL COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH A LIVE AUDIO FEED OVER THE INTERNET.
The Committee's proceedings can be accessed through the Committee web page at: http://www.house.gov/agriculture/
"For the first time ever, people will be able to hear the Committee's proceedings as they are happening," Smith said. "This is a great step forward to making the government more accessible for all Americans. I'm pleased to be a part of it."
Review of the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Enhancement Act of 1998
Wednesday, September 23, 1998
10:00 a.m. EST
Smith represents Oregon's Second Congressional District — which includes most of eastern, southern, and central Oregon — in the U.S. House of Representatives.