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Chairman Thompson Delivers Opening Statement at Hearing on Consequences of EPA's Actions on American Agriculture

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Today, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing on the consequences of EPA's actions on American Agriculture: Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good afternoon, and welcome to today’s hearing to examine the consequences of EPA’s actions on American agriculture. American farmers and ranchers ar...

Thompson Joins Committee Chairs Demanding Review of Agency Regulations in the Wake of Chevron Doctrine Ruling

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House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) joined other Committee Chairs pressing demanding a review of the agency regulations in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo. Read the Committee letters, including those sent by Chairman Thompson to the United States Department of Agriculture and United States Forest Service here, and key...

Chairman Thompson Applauds Supreme Court's Empowerment of Checks and Balances

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House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) released the following statement following the Supreme Court overruling the Chevron Doctrine. "In overturning the Chevron doctrine, the Supreme Court has taken a significant step in reaffirming a core principle of our Constitution: the power to legislate rests with Congress. For too long, unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats ha...

Thompson, Boozman Statement on FY 2023 SNAP Error Rate

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House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) and Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), released the following statement on the FY 2023 SNAP Payment Error Rate: "While SNAP is a critical nutrition program for households in need, any level of erroneous payments is a misuse of taxpayer dollars. Today we learned that, with m...

Chairman Thompson Applauds Senate GOP Farm Bill Framework

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Following the release of U.S. Senate Republican's farm bill framework, Chairman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-15) issued the following statement: "Ranking Member Boozman and Senate Agriculture Republicans have put forward a slate of thoughtful proposals that must be addressed in the next farm bill. Their framework elevates the urgent needs voiced by diverse stakeholders across the country, and articulat...

Chairmen Thompson & Smith Op-Ed: Washington must not let politics stand in the way of American agriculture

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Since our nation’s founding, American agriculture has been the primary driver of the United States' rural economy. The hard work and determination of our producers have made us the top food exporter in the world. But after more than 50 years of leading the world in agriculture exports, American farmers are now facing trade barriers and higher costs that are making it harder to market and sell thei...

Committee Advances Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 With Bipartisan Support

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Following last night’s bipartisan committee passage of H.R. 8467, the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, Chairman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-15) issued the following statement: “Critics have wasted a lot of breath telling me what can’t be done, and last night the House Committee on Agriculture proved them wrong. I want to commend Reps. Caraveo, Davis, Sorensen, and Bishop for their willin...

Chairman Thompson Delivers Opening Statement at Markup of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024

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Today, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15), delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee markup of H.R. 8467, the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024: Remarks as prepared for delivery: Good morning, and welcome to the Committee’s consideration of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024. When I became Chairman of the Hous...

PASSED: House Approves Bipartisan FIT21 to Provide Digital Asset Clarity

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Today, the House passed H.R. 4763, the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT21). This bipartisan framework establishes clear and functional federal requirements over digital asset markets. "Clarity in digital assets is crucial. Today's bipartisan passage of FIT21 is a significant milestone. It underscores the House Committees on Agriculture and Financial Services' effor...

2024 Farm Bill Receives Wide Praise from Industry and Stakeholders

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Following the introduction of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, industry and stakeholder groups from across the country have come out in support of the legislation. Below are a sampling of quotes offering praise and support for the bill: “We are very pleased with the Farm Bill framework released by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson. Since 2023, Chairman Thom...