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Chairman David Scott Releases Statement on Hearing, “To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack”

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following statement after today’s hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: “I would like to thank Secretary Tom Vilsack for providing a comprehensive update on USDA’s work to address the issues facing our rural residents and agricultural producers over the last year,” said Chairman David Scott. “Congress took gr...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing “To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack”

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following statement at today's hearing “To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack”. [As prepared for delivery] Good morning, and welcome to all who are watching the hearing today. I would like to start by extending a warm welcome and return to my friend and our witness today, Secretar...

Schedule Advisory: “To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack”

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 – 10:00 AM ET Virtual Hearing Full Committee on Agriculture RE: “To Review the State of the Rural Economy with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this event can be found here. **NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube fo...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America”

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WASHINGTON - House Agriculture Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following statement at today's hearing “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America”. [As prepared for delivery] Good morning, and welcome to a hearing that I have been greatly looking forward to hosting. Today we will discuss the implications on rural communities and agriculture from th...

Schedule Advisory: “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America”

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022 – 10:00 AM ET Hybrid Hearing Full Committee on Agriculture RE: "Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America” A live stream of the hearing will be available on YouTube. All additional information on this event can be found here. **NOTE: **House Office Buildings are closed to the public. The hearing will be broadcast live via YouTube for...

David Scott and Jim Costa Statements on U.S. Victory in USMCA Dispute over Canada Dairy Restrictions

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WASHINGTON (January 5, 2022) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee Chair Jim Costa issued the following statement on yesterday's announcements regarding the USMCA Dispute on Canadian Dairy Restrictions. “Yesterday’s announcement from Ambassador Tai regarding the USMCA panel’s siding with the United States is a huge victory for U.S. da...

Chairman David Scott Releases End of Year Highlights

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WASHINGTON (December 21, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott releases highlights of activity undertaken by the Committee in 2021: “2021 was a very productive year for our House Agriculture Committee, and I’m looking forward to continuing that work into the new year,” said Chairman David Scott.“In particular, I am proud of the bipartisan pieces of legislation we favorably repor...

Chairman David Scott, Rep. Antonio Delgado Congratulate Rostin Behnam on Confirmation as Chair of CFTC

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WASHINGTON (December 16, 2021) – Chairman David Scott of Georgia and Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee Chair Antonio Delgado released the following statement congratulating Rostin Behnam on his confirmation as Chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). “I would like to congratulate Rostin Behnam on his confirmation as the Chair of CFTC. I have had the good fortune...

Chairman David Scott in Letter to Secretary Vilsack Requests Fund Allocations to Help Merchandisers of U.S. Cotton

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WASHINGTON (December 9, 2021) – In a letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia requested that a portion of USDA funding for relief from agricultural market disruptions be allocated to help merchandisers of U.S. cotton. The letter, in part, read as follows: “Mr. Secretary, our nation’s cotton industry is experiencing unprecedented supply c...

Four Bills from House Agriculture Committee Pass in the House

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WASHINGTON – (December 8, 2021) Today, four bipartisan bills drafted and moved out of the House Agriculture Committee, H.R. 5290; H.R. 5608; H.R. 5609; and H.R 4489, passed in the House of Representatives. Below are the bills which passed today and a brief description of each: H.R. 5290 - This bill extends the authorization for Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) through September 30, 2022. It wil...

Chairman David Scott Floor Remarks in Favor of Livestock Mandatory Reporting Bill

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WASHINGTON (December 8, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following remarks in support of H.R. 5290, To extend authorization for livestock mandatory reporting: Remarks as delivered: I rise in strong support of H.R. 5290, our agriculture industry is the best, the greatest in the world and at the centerpiece of it is our livestock industry, and that is why we are ga...

Chairman David Scott Praises USDA’s Establishment of Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program

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Chairman David Scott Praises USDA’s Establishment of Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program WASHINGTON(December 8, 2021)– House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement praising the USDA’s announcement of a $400 million Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA). In addition to the $400 million that will be available for em...

Chair Jahana Hayes Opening Statement at Hearing on Review of USDA Nutrition Distribution Programs

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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 "Review of USDA Nutrition Distribution Programs" [As prepared for delivery] Thank you to each of our witnesses for joining us today. I appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to provide us with your expertise. I look ...

Chairman David Scott Statement on Biofuels Announcements

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Chairman David Scott Statement on Biofuels Announcements WASHINGTON (December 7, 2021) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement on today's biofuels announcements; the USDA’s roll out of $800 million for the biofuels industry and the EPA’s announcement of Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “I applaud the Biden Admini...

Witness List: Review of USDA Nutrition Distribution Programs

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Hybrid Hearing RE: "Review of USDA Nutrition Distribution Programs" Wednesday, December 8, 2021 10:00 a.m. WITNESS LIST Mr. Carlos Rodriguez, President and CEO of Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Hillside, NJ Ms. Mary Greene Trottier, Director of Food Distribution Programs, Spirit Lake Tribe, and President of the National Association of Food Distribution Programs on Indian Reservations, Fort Tott...

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