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Opening Statement: “The Future of Digital Assets: Identifying the Regulatory Gaps in Spot Market Regulation”

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Rep. Dusty Johnson, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development, delivered the following opening remarks at today's subcommittee hearing entitled, "The Future of Digital Assets: Identifying the Regulatory Gaps in Spot Market Regulation." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good afternoon. I want to welcome everyone to our first meeting of the Subcommitte...

Opening Statement: “Producer Perspectives on the 2023 Farm Bill”

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Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing entitled, "Producer Perspectives on the 2023 Farm Bill." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "The hearing of the General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit subcommittee will come to order. Over the cours...

Opening Statement: Full Committee Hearing with EPA Administrator Regan

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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. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning. Administrator Regan, thank you for taking the time to be here with us today. While the scope of t...

Opening Statement: "A Review of USDA Animal Disease Prevention and Response Efforts"

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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 USDA Animal Disease Prevention and Response Efforts." Remarks as prepared for delivery: “It is an honor to chair this first hearing of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry in t...

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. Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome Secretary Vilsack. "Your appearance today comes at a critical time, when Congress will soon come...

Opening Statement: "A Review of Title VII: USDA Implementation of Research Programs"

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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, "A Review of Title VII: USDA Implementation of Research Programs." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning and welcome to the first hearing of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology in the 11...

Opening Statement: “Rising Risks: Managing Volatility in Global Commodity Derivatives 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, “Rising Risks: Managing Volatility in Global Commodity Derivatives Markets.” Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Over the past several years, we’ve seen several unexpected events that have shocked global commodity markets. The COVID-19...

Opening Statement: “Consideration of the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for Fiscal Year 2024”

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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 Business Meeting: "Consideration of the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agriculture for Fiscal Year 2024.” Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, everyone. I call to order the business meeting to consider the Agricultur...

Opening Statement: “A Review of Title VIII: Forestry Stakeholder Perspectives”

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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, “A Review of Title VIII: Forestry Stakeholder Perspectives” Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning. Thank you all for being here and joining us for the very first hearing of the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Forestry. "Today’s hea...

Opening Statement: "Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture"

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Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, delivered the following opening remarks at today's full committee hearing entitled, "Uncertainty, Inflation, Regulations: Challenges for American Agriculture." Remarks as prepared for delivery: "Good morning, and welcome to the first House Committee on Agriculture hearing of the 118th Congress. Our focus this morning will be...