Press Releases

May 8, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway Urges Secretaries of Agriculture, and Health and Human Services to Consider Extensive Public Comments on Dietary Guideline Committee’s Recommendations

Today is the final day for the public to comment on 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) has raised concerns that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee greatly exceeded its scope and used potentially biased methodologies in developing recommendations for the Secretaries of United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

May 1, 2015
114th Congress

Ag Committee Chairman Rejects Generic Label Option

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose its World Trade Organization (WTO) appeal regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) in the coming weeks.

Apr 30, 2015
114th Congress

Committee advances two bills to reauthorize programs vital to agriculture

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved H.R. 2088, the United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015, and H.R. 2051, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2015. Each bill reauthorizes a law set to expire on September 30, 2015, and ensures that the laws continue to operate in a manner that serves the public interest.

Apr 29, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee reviews the National Forest System and active forest management

Today, U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the National Forest System and active forest management.

Apr 29, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Leadership Ask for Avian Flu Emergency Assistance

U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee leadership today called for emergency assistance to be released to poultry and egg producers whose flocks suffered losses due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N2 infections.

Apr 22, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee reviews the reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act

Today, Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the reauthorization of the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act.

Apr 22, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway Criticizes European Union Proposal Allowing Member States to Impose Arbitrary Barriers to Trade

House Committee on Agriculture Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement on the European Commission’s proposal to allow EU countries to ignore science-based safety and environmental determinations made by the European Union and “opt out” of imports of products of biotechnology.

Apr 22, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee reviews the reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act

Today, Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, held a public hearing to review the reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act.

Apr 16, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway: TPA is Important for Agriculture

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement on the introduction of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation.

Apr 16, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway supports bipartisan bill to repeal death tax

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, authored by fellow Texan Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX).

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