Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued a statement in response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) surprise "advisory notice" to further regulate cross-border swaps.
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.
"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.