When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
Lucas Reacts to CBO Report on Cap & Trade Bill
Tamara Hinton (202) 225-0184
WASHINGTON – Today, Ranking Member Frank Lucas issued the following statement on the release of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the estimated costs to households from cap-and-trade provisions in the Waxman-Markey bill (H.R. 2454).
"The CBO studied one year of one part of one title of a four title bill that is written to last forever. This study is a snapshot that does not examine the full impact this entire bill will have on American families, farmers, and small businesses. This study just points out how much we still need to learn about the consequences of passing this legislation,” said Ranking Member Frank Lucas.