The House Agriculture Committee began a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The agency's statutory authorization expires at the end of the fiscal year.
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.