Press Releases

Apr 30, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Commends Oklahoma's Leadership on SNAP Program

Today, Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement after Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law HB 1909.

Apr 24, 2013
113th Congress

Subcommittee Examines Specialty Crop Programs for the 2013 Farm Bill

Issues: Farm Bill

Rep. Austin Scott, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to examine specialty crop priorities for the 2013 Farm Bill.

Mar 20, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Committee Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Tweak Dodd-Frank Act

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved seven legislative proposals amending Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The bills are the culmination of the committee's oversight efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as it writes rules for Dodd-Frank.

Mar 14, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Committee Examines Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Dodd-Frank Act & Prevent Harm to the Economy

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review seven legislative proposals amending Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The proposals are the culmination of the committee's oversight efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as it writes rules for Dodd-Frank.

Mar 13, 2013
113th Congress

Subcommittee Examines National Forest System Management and Its Impact on Rural Economies

Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy, and Forestry, held a public hearing to examine how the U.S. Forest Service is managing the National Forest System (NFS) and how this management affects rural communities. The NFS spans 193 million acres in 712 counties across 41 states.

Mar 12, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on Ryan's Proposed Budget Plan

Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement regarding Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's fiscal year 2014 budget resolution.

Mar 5, 2013
113th Congress

Ag Committee Questions Secretary Vilsack on Plans to Implement the Sequester

The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to review the state of the rural economy with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack.

Mar 4, 2013
113th Congress

House Lawmakers Push to End Extra Permit Requirement for Ag Producers

Today, a group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced H.R. 935, The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013. This bill would amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA) to clarify Congressional intent and eliminate the requirement of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the use of pesticides already approved for use under FIFRA.

Feb 28, 2013
113th Congress

Lucas Statement on Failure of Senate Democrats to Pass a Sequester Replacement Bill

Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement after the U.S. Senate failed to pass a replacement bill for the sequester that is slated to take effect March 1.

Feb 26, 2013
113th Congress

Agriculture Committee Adopts Budget Views and Estimates Letter

The House Agriculture Committee adopted the budget views and estimates letter which outlines the committee's budget recommendations for the agencies and programs under its jurisdiction for fiscal year 2014.

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