Rep. Austin Scott, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, held a public hearing to review the impact of enforcement activities by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on specialty crop growers. Specifically, Subcommittee Members addressed growing concerns that DOL is using the "Hot Goods" provision under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) in an arbitrary manner against producers of perishable agricultural commodities without regard for the inevitable destruction of the product and significant economic hardship inflicted on farmers and their employees.
Chairman Lucas interview with Lou Dobbs on the Fox Business Channel
Dec 8, 2011
December 8, 2011 - Chairman Frank Lucas speaks to Lou Dobbs about testimony from former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine. "He answered questions in a way that left many, many things to be desired," Lucas said of Corzine's responses.