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Chairman David Scott Statement on EPA Announcement on RVOs

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement on the EPA’s announcement of Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “These proposed actions, including multi-year mandates and the introduction of regulatory changes by the EPA, will support the growth of biofuel industry into the future, and I look forward to EPA’s on...

Chairman David Scott Statement on Congressional Action to Avert Rail Strike

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott regarding congressional action to avert a rail strike: “Reliable rail access is vital to our food and agriculture supply chain, which delivers critical products to every American. As a supporter of workers, I sympathize with the concerns raised by the rail union members," said Chairman David Scott. "I hoped tha...

Reps. Carbajal, Baird, Hayes Conclude Bipartisan Agriculture Committee Delegation Trip to Cuba

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Agriculture Committee members surveyed current state of agricultural practices in Cuba, discussed state of food supply and related issues Delegation raised concerns about human rights, migration, consular issues, and other issues in meetings with Cuban officials, including Vice President and Ministry of Foreign Affairs WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Jim Baird (R-IN...

Reps. Carbajal, Baird, Hayes Lead Bipartisan Agriculture Committee Delegation to Cuba

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Agriculture Committee members to survey current state of agricultural practices in Cuba and state of food supply, as U.S. is one of the largest suppliers of food and agricultural products to the country HAVANA, Cuba – Beginning today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA) is leading a bipartisan House Agriculture Committee delegation of Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) and Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT) to Cuba. “As m...

Chairman David Scott Statement on Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott following the announcements from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of their intention to step down from their House Democratic Leadership positions: “Both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer were very helpful to me in securing passage of legislation to add $100 million to our stude...

Chairman David Scott Announces Staff Promotions

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced several staffing promotions for the Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee. Caitlin Balagula will serve as Assistant Clerk for the Committee. Balagula currently serves as Staff Assistant and Legislative Assistant for the Committee. Along with her new role, she will continue her policy work with the Subcommittee on...

Chairman David Scott Statement on Contract Negotiations Between American Railroads and Union Workers

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in regard to the contract negotiations between American railroads and their union workers: “As Chairman of our House Agriculture Committee, I am working with all sides on this very critical labor management relations issue to bring about a resolution that avoids a strike, and I stand at the ready to provid...

Chairman David Scott Statement on DOL Announcement

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released the following statement after today’s Department of Labor announcement on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. "Violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by employing minors is never acceptable. It is a shame when this occurs in any industry, and I am particularly upset to see it occurring in our beloved agriculture industr...

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Congratulating Vincent Garfield Logan on His Confirmation to Farm Credit Administration Board

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott following the confirmation of Vincent Garfield Logan to serve as a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board. “Congratulations to Mr. Logan on his confirmation to serve the food and agriculture sectors through this new leadership position. In good times and bad, farmers depend on a safe agricultural credit...

Chairwoman Jahana Hayes Opening Statement at Hearing, "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Title XII – Department Operations and Outreach"

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chairwoman Jahana Hayes delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled "A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Title XII – Department Operations and Outreach" [As prepared for delivery] Thank you to the Undersecretary and to the Administrator for joining today’s hearing, which is another in our ser...

Chairman David Scott, Chair Jahana Hayes, and Congressman Jim McGovern Release Statements Following White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

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WASHINGTON – Below are statements from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes and Congressman Jim McGovern following the conclusion of today’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. “Today is a historic day as we celebrate the second White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health – the first since 1969. I am proud to support the...

Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA’s American-Made Fertilizer Production Grants

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released the below statement following today’s announcement of investments by USDA in American-made fertilizer production. “The importance of American-made fertilizer production has never been clearer than it is now. The war in Ukraine and other challenges to our agricultural supply chain have been a hardship for our farmers and impacte...

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement on Meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott following a meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the implementation of the loan modification and discrimination financial assistance provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). “I want to thank Secretary Vilsack for a productive conversation today about how we can continue to support American ...

Chair Sean Patrick Maloney, Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett Release Statements Following Introduction of Digital Commodity Regulation Bill

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WASHINGTON – Below are statements from House Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Sean Patrick Maloney and co-lead Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, a fellow member of the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, following the introduction of H.R. 8950, the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022, their legislation to close regulatory gaps and provide regulatory authority over digi...

Schedule Advisory

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 – 9:30 AM ET Hybrid Hearing – 1300 Longworth and via Zoom Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations RE: “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Title XII – Department Operations and Outreach” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this hearing can be found here. **NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed...

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