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Opening Statement: Full Committee Hearing With USDA Secretary Vilsack

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing to receive testimony from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack. Good morning, and welcome to today’s hearing to receive testimony from the Secretary of Agriculture. I thank my colleagues for participating and my friend, S...

Opening Statement: "Member Day Hearing"

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's Member Day hearing: Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome to the House Committee on Agriculture’s Member Day hearing. I appreciate my colleagues taking some time to share their priorities and perspectives. "For nearly three years, I have travel...

Opening Statement: "Closing the Digital Divide in Rural America"

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing entitled, "Closing the Digital Divide in Rural America." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Throughout this Congress, the House Committee on Agriculture has had countless discussions on ways we can empower our farm families and build a robust r...

Opening Statement: “A Review of Title VII: University Perspectives on Research and Extension Programs”

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Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology, delivered the following opening remarks at today's subcommittee hearing entitled, "A Review of Title VII: University Perspectives on Research and Extension Programs." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning and welcome to today’s hearing on agricultural research and extension activities acros...

Opening Statement: "Stakeholder Perspectives on USDA’s Rural Development Programs"

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Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD-AL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development, delivered the following opening remarks at today's subcommittee hearing entitled, "Stakeholder Perspectives on USDA’s Rural Development Programs." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning and thank you to everyone for joining us today. I am glad to be joined by Ranking Memb...

Opening Statement: "Innovation, Employment, Integrity, and Health: Opportunities for Modernization in Title IV"

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing entitled, "Innovation, Employment, Integrity, and Health: Opportunities for Modernization in Title IV." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome to this morning’s hearing on the nutrition title of the Farm Bill. "Thank you t...

Opening Statement: "The Future of Digital Assets: Providing Clarity for Digital Asset Spot Markets"

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing entitled, “The Future of Digital Assets: Providing Clarity for Digital Asset Spot Markets” Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome to our full committee hearing on the future of digital assets. Thank you to our esteemed pan...

Opening Statement: "For the purpose of receiving testimony from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency"

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Rep. Jim Baird (IN-04), Chairman of the Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology Subcommittee, delivered the following opening remarks at today's subcommittee hearing entitled, "For the purpose of receiving testimony from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Farm Service Agency." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning. Welcome everyone to today’...

Opening Statement: "A Review of Animal Agriculture Stakeholder Priorities"

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Rep. Tracey Mann (KS-01), Chairman of the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Subcommittee, delivered the following opening remarks at today's subcommittee hearing entitled, "A Review of Animal Agriculture Stakeholder Priorities." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Last month, we hosted the first hearing of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry in the 118th Cong...

Opening Statement: "To Review the National Forest System: Supporting Forest Health and Confronting the Wildfire Crisis"

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Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Forestry, delivered the following opening remarks at today's subcommittee hearing entitled, "To Review the National Forest System: Supporting Forest Health and Confronting the Wildfire Crisis." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning and welcome to today’s Forestry Subcommittee hearing titled 'To Review the National Forest System: ...