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Chairman David Scott Announces Staff Promotion

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced the following promotion for the Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee: Caitlin Balagula will serve as Legislative Assistant in addition to her Staff Assistant role. Caitlin joined the Committee staff from an internship in Chairman David Scott’s personal office. She previously interned for a New York State Senator...

Agriculture and Forestry Groups Give Thanks for House Ag Build Back Better Provisions

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WASHINGTON – Following the House passage of the Build Back Better Act, Agriculture and Forestry groups gave thanks for how the historic legislation will help to address the growing climate crisis on our National Forest System land and private agricultural and forest land; invest in the modernization and innovative energy production and infrastructure in rural communities; and help provide assistan...

Democratic Leadership Applauds House Passage and Inclusion of Agriculture and Forestry Priorities in the Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON – Democratic leaders of the House Agriculture Committee issued the following statement applauding House passage and inclusion of agriculture and forestry priorities in the Build Back Better Act: “I am very pleased with House passage of the Build Back Better Act and the inclusion of the Committee’s agriculture and forestry priorities. These investments are critical to helping American ag...

Chair Jim Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on Trade Policy and Priorities

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chair Jim Costa delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “Trade Policy and Priorities” [As prepared for delivery] Good Morning. To start I’d like to thank our witnesses, Ranking Member Johnson and the other members of the subcommittee. Trade is a vital part of our agriculture industry here in the Un...

Chairman David Scott Applauds Rural Priorities in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement applauding President Biden signing into law the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan: “I am pleased to see President Biden sign the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan into law. It is a once in a lifetime investment that includes many important and critical provisions that will help to improve long term and short-ter...

Chair Antonio Delgado Opening Statement at Hearing on A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Chair Antonio Delgado delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America” [As prepared for delivery] Good Morning and thank you for joining us. Today we are here to talk about the renewable economy in rural America. From agricultural commodities used to ...

Witness List: A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America

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Virtual Hearing RE: “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America” Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:00 a.m. WITNESS LIST Ms. Emily Skor, Chief Executive Officer, Growth Energy, Washington, D.C. Mr. Jeff Pratt, President, Green Power EMC, on behalf of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Tucker, GA Mr. Gary Wheeler, Executive Director, Missouri Soybean Association, on behalf of the...

Schedule Advisory

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 -- 10:00 AM ET Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and via Zoom Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit RE: “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this hearing can be found here. Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 10:00 AM ET Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and vi...

Chair Jahana Hayes Opening Statement at Hearing on Hunger Among Veterans and Servicemembers: Understanding the Problem and Evaluating Solutions

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Jahana Hayes delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “Hunger Among Veterans and Servicemembers: Understanding the Problem and Evaluating Solutions” [As prepared for delivery] Thank you all again for joining me today for this important hearing, which will help our Subcommittee be...

House Agriculture Committee Leadership Release Resolution Congratulating National Grain and Feed Association on 125th Anniversary

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(WASHINGTON) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Ranking Member Glenn 'GT' Thompson, General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Chair Cheri Bustos, and General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee Ranking Member Austin Scott issued the following statement to commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the National Grain and Feed Association. Chairman Scott ...

Witness List: Hunger Among Veterans and Servicemembers: Understanding the Problem and Evaluating Solutions

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Virtual Hearing RE: “Hunger Among Veterans and Servicemembers: Understanding the Problem and Evaluating Solutions” Wednesday, November 10, 2021 12:00 p.m. WITNESS LIST Mrs. Mia Hubbard, Vice President of Programs, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, Los Angeles, CA Ms. Denise Hollywood, Chief Community and Programs Officer, Blue Star Families, Port Jervis, NY Dr. Nipa Kamdar, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Cypr...

House Agriculture Committee Releases Fact Sheet on Build Back Better Act Provisions

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(WASHINGTON) -- The House Agriculture Committee today released the following fact sheet on the agriculture and forestry provisions included in the Build Back Better Act. The agricultural provisions in the Build Back Better plan include billions of dollars for critical investments in agriculture and our rural communities. Included in this package are multiple bipartisan proposals that House Agricul...

Witness List: The Immediate Challenges to our Nation’s Food Supply Chain

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Public Hybrid Hearing RE: "The Immediate Challenges to our Nation’s Food Supply Chain" Wednesday, November 3, 2021 10:00 a.m. WITNESS LIST Mr. Jon Schwalls, Executive Officer, Southern Valley Fruit and Vegetable, Inc., on behalf of Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, Norman Park, GA Mr. Ed Cinco, Director of Purchasing, Schwebel’s Baking Company, on behalf of the American Bakers Assoc...

Rep. Jimmy Panetta Testifies at House Rules Committee Hearing on Build Back Better Act in Support of Agricultural Provisions

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WASHINGTON (October 28, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Member Rep. Jimmy Panetta delivered the following statement at the House Rules Committee Hearing on H.R. 5376 "Build Back Better Act" in support of the agricultural provisions included by the Committee. [As prepared for delivery] I want to thank Chairman McGovern and Ranking Member Cole for the opportunity to come before you today to spea...

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