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Chair Fudge: Public Charge Changes “Discrimination in Regulatory Form”

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CLEVELAND (August 12, 2019) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations in a statement Monday blasted the Administration’s rewrite of the nation’s “public charge” rule. The announced changes will allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received—or are deemed by the Administration likely to a... Read More »

Peterson, Costa Comment on Implementation of Farm Bill Animal Health Programs

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WASHINGTON (August 12, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued statements Monday afternoon following USDA’s announcement of implementation by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of animal health programs authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. “I prioritized funding ... Read More »

Peterson Hosts Agriculture Secretary at Minnesota Farmfest

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson hosted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during a bipartisan listening session with members of the House Agriculture Committee and other members of Congress this morning at the annual Minnesota Farmfest. Peterson issued the following statement after the listening session: “With all of the stress in farm country, it was important for Secretary P... Read More »

Chairs Fudge, Plaskett Joint Statement on OIG Report on ERS/NIFA Relocation

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WASHINGTON (August 6, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands issued the following joint statement in response to a report from the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that the Administration has not followed proper... Read More »

Chairman Peterson statement on Ranking Member Conaway’s retirement announcement

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WASHINGTON (July 31, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson gave the following statement regarding the retirement announcement of House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Michael Conaway: “I wish Mike and Suzanne well as they look forward to a new chapter in their lives in 2021. He has been a steadfast champion for America’s farmers and ranchers and a fighter for the int... Read More »

‘Do Right and Feed Everyone?’: Fudge Blasts Proposed SNAP Rule in Letter to USDA

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WASHINGTON (July 26, 2019) – In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Friday, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, expressed her strong opposition to a proposed rule that would eliminate states’ use of broad-based categorical eligibility under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance P... Read More »

Subcommittee Chairs Costa, Fudge, Vela and Plaskett Joint Statement on Administration’s Second Round of Trade War Payments to Farmers

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WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) – The chairs of four House Agriculture Subcommittees issued a joint statement today in response to USDA’s announcement of details on aid for farmers hurt by the Administration’s trade war. Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California; Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio; General Farm Commodities and Risk Man... Read More »

Chairmen Neal, Scott and Peterson Oppose Administration’s Unilateral Proposal to Kick Millions off SNAP

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WASHINGTON (July 23, 2019) – Following the announcement of a proposed rule this morning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the Chairmen of the House Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Agriculture issued statements on the potential of the rule to keep million... Read More »

Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge Hammers Administration’s Attack on Hungry Americans

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WASHINGTON (July 23, 2019) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement Tuesday following the release of the Administration’s proposed rule to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “The Administration’s ill-conceived proposal will k... Read More »

Chair Plaskett Expresses Concerns with USDA’s Lack of Commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy

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Chair Plaskett Expresses Concerns with USDA’s Lack of Commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy WASHINGTON (July 22, 2019)- House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett sent a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue expressing concerns with USDA’s lack of commitment to Scientific Integrity Policy. “I am displeased that additi... Read More »

Chairman Peterson to Host Listening Session at Minnesota Farmfest

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WASHINGTON (July 22, 2019) – On Wednesday, August 7th at 10:30 am (CT), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson is hosting a listening session at Farmfest. The session will feature United States Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as members of the House Agriculture Committee and the Minnesota congressional delegation. “I’m looking forward to the lively discussion that I’m ... Read More »

Chair Plaskett Opening Statement at Hearing on Assessing the Effectiveness of the National Organic Program

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WASHINGTON (July 17, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett delivered the following remarks at Wednesday’s hearing on assessing the effectiveness of the National Organic Program. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good morning and thank you for joining us today as we examine the effectiveness of the USDA’s National Organic Progr... Read More »

Chairman Costa Statement on Issues Facing Domestic Livestock and Poultry Industry

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued the following statement after today’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry industry. “As the overall economy grows, it’s increasingly clear that its success isn’t shared evenly at all levels, especially in rural, agricultural areas. Today’s hearing g... Read More »

Chairman Costa Opening Statement at Hearing on the State of the Livestock and Poultry Economy

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WASHINGTON (July 16, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California delivered the following remarks at Tuesday’s hearing on the state of the livestock and poultry economy. [As Prepared for Delivery] “Good Morning and welcome to today’s hearing of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture on the state of the livesto... Read More »

Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge Pushes Naomi Earp to Address Discrimination Issues at USDA

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WASHINGTON (July 11, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio sent a letter Thursday to Naomi Earp, current Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, on issues related to socially disadvantaged farmers. The letter urges Earp, who awaits Senate confirmation as Assistant Secretary ... Read More »

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