Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued a statement in response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) surprise "advisory notice" to further regulate cross-border swaps.
Chairman Lucas on H.R. 2112 Market Access Program Amendment
June 21, 2012 - Chairman Lucas opposes the Market Access Program Amendment in H.R. 2112, the agriculture appropriations bill. He emphasizes this is another attempt to legislate farm policy through appropriations, and that policy reform should be done by the Agriculture Committee.