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Chairman David Scott Announces Staff Addition

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced the following addition for the Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee. Lesly Weber McNitt will be joining the Committee staff to serve as Senior Professional Staff. Most recently, Lesly served as the Director of Public Policy, Trade and Biotechnology for the National Corn Growers Association. She has previously se... Read more »

Chairman David Scott Statement in Support of Funding for HBCUs, Tribal Colleges, Minority-Serving Institutions in American Families Plan

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement regarding the provisions in the American Families Plan to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs): “As someone who championed increased funding for 1890 Land-Grant universities in the 2018 Farm Bill, it ... Read more »

Chairman Scott Statement on President Biden's Joint Address to Congress

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s Joint Address to Congress: “Last night’s Joint Address to Congress from President Biden made it abundantly clear that the Biden-Harris Administration is going to work with Congress to get results for all Americans,” said Chairman Scott. “I was especially pleased to hear Pre... Read more »

Chairman Scott Applauds USDA RCPP Grants Announcements

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to USDA awarding 85 new partnership projects through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP): "I’m delighted to hear about the $330 million investment in public-private partnerships through our farm bill’s conservation title,” said Chairman Scott. “In particular, I would like to co... Read more »

Chairman Scott Announces Staff Additions, Promotions

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced several staffing additions and promotions for the Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee. Lyron Blum-Evitts will take on the role of Director of Outreach and Legislative Operations. Blum-Evitts joined the Committee in 2019 as Member Relations Coordinator. Previously, she served as the DCCC’s policy director and as... Read more »

Chairman Scott and Subcommittee Chair Spanberger Release Statement on USDA Announcement on CRP Enhancements

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry Chair Abigail Spanberger issued the following statement in response to USDA’s announcement on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) enhancements: “Today’s announcement shows that USDA is committed to ensuring that America’s farmers and ranchers are an essential piece of the Biden-Harris Adminis... Read more »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing on Rural Broadband

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's Full Committee hearing titled "Rural Broadband - Examining Internet Connectivity Needs and Opportunities in Rural America": [As prepared for delivery] Good Morning, we are here today to discuss the critical issue of Rural Broadband and to hear from our witnesses about their experiences constru... Read more »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Markup of the Budget Views and Estimates Letter for Fiscal Year 2022

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's markup of the Budget Views and Estimates Letter for Fiscal Year 2022: [As prepared for delivery] Good morning. Today, we are here to consider the Committee’s budget views and estimates for Fiscal Year 2022 as required by the Congressional Budget Act and in compliance with House Rules. I was pl... Read more »

Media Advisory: Chairman David Scott to Host Hearing on Rural Broadband following Business Meeting on Budget Views and Estimates Letter for FY22

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott will be chairing a Full Committee hearing titled, “Rural Broadband - Examining Internet Connectivity Needs and Opportunities in Rural America” on Tuesday, April 20th at 10:00 am. This hearing will immediately follow the full Committee Business Meeting titled "To consider the Budget Views and Estimates Letter of the Committee on Agricult... Read more »

Chairman David Scott Applauds USDA COVID Relief Implementation

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcing more than $330 million in specialty crop block grants, incentivizing the purchase of fruits and vegetables, and help for textile mills, as well as updates on the Dairy Donation Program: “I would like to thank Secretary Vilsack and his te... Read more »

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