Rep. Rick Crawford, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit, held a public hearing to examine ways to improve and expand broadband in rural areas and how to better coordinate future investments between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Chairman Lucas Speaking at Republican Leadership Press Conference
December 7, 2011 - House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank D. Lucas joined Speaker John Boehner and Republican leadership in a press conference on jobs bills. There are currently 25 House-passed jobs bills that are awaiting Senate action. Lucas addressed H.R. 1633, the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, which gives farmers and ranchers certainty that they will be exempt from excessive regulation of dust.