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.
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.