Press Releases

Feb 25, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Begins Full Review of the SNAP

Today the House Committee on Agriculture began a full-scale review of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Committee heard from University of Maryland welfare scholar Doug Besharov on the past, present, and future of the nation's largest program in the domestic hunger safety net.

Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee reviews 2015 agenda for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to review the futures, options, and swaps markets that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) oversees.

Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Approves Budget Views and Estimates Letter

Today the House Committee on Agriculture sent its Budgets Views and Estimates Letter for Fiscal Year 2016 to the House Budget Committee.

Feb 11, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Reviews the State of the Rural Economy

Today, Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, held a hearing to review the state of the rural economy.

Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee Meets with U.S. Trade Representative Froman

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway and members of the Agriculture Committee met with United States Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman in an Executive Briefing to discuss current trade negotiations and other trade-related issues and their impact on the agricultural sector.

Feb 4, 2015
114th Congress

Leaders of Ag Panels Meet to Discuss Ways to Work Together to Promote Ag and Rural America

Today, the House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) issued the following statements after meeting to discuss ways they can work together to strengthen the agriculture economy and rural America in the 114th Congress.

Feb 2, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway responds to President Obama’s FY2016 budget proposal

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal.

Jan 28, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Announces Subcommittee Assignments

Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman, K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), announced subcommittee assignments for the 114th Congress.

Jan 21, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Holds Organizational Meeting, Approves Rules

Today, members of the House Committee on Agriculture met to formally organize and adopt the Committee’s rules for the 114th Congress.

Jan 16, 2015
114th Congress

Full Committee Organizational Meeting for the 114th Congress

The House Committee on Agriculture will meet on Thursday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. in room 1300 Longworth to consider its rules package for the 114th Congress. The Committee will consider the following:

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