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.
Lucas Statement on O'Malia Departure
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WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas today released the following statement on Scott O'Malia's last day as Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Last month, O’Malia announced he would resign to pursue other opportunities.
“Scott O’Malia never lost sight of the fact that regulatory actions have consequences both intended and unintended. He served as a voice of reason and an advocate for a balanced approach to regulatory reform in the U.S.
“I appreciated his leadership as chairman of the agency’s Technology Advisory Committee, which was crucial in highlighting that technology is at the center of our markets and the Commission must modernize to fulfill its responsibility.
“I am grateful for his service and I wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”