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 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.