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House Ag Democratic Leadership Supports Funding for Farmers

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Filemon Vela, Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities; Jim Costa, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture; and Collin Peterson, Chairman of House Agriculture Committee are leading efforts to secure the inclusion of language in the continuing resolution (CR) which would allow USDA to move forward with the recently announced Market Facilit... Read more »

Chair Fudge: Public Charge Changes “Discrimination in Regulatory Form”

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CLEVELAND (August 12, 2019) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations in a statement Monday blasted the Administration’s rewrite of the nation’s “public charge” rule. The announced changes will allow federal officials to deny green cards to legal immigrants who have received—or are deemed by the Administration likely to a... Read more »

Peterson, Costa Comment on Implementation of Farm Bill Animal Health Programs

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WASHINGTON (August 12, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California issued statements Monday afternoon following USDA’s announcement of implementation by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of animal health programs authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill. “I prioritized funding ... Read more »

Peterson Hosts Agriculture Secretary at Minnesota Farmfest

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson hosted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during a bipartisan listening session with members of the House Agriculture Committee and other members of Congress this morning at the annual Minnesota Farmfest. Peterson issued the following statement after the listening session: “With all of the stress in farm country, it was important for Secretary P... Read more »

Chairs Fudge, Plaskett Joint Statement on OIG Report on ERS/NIFA Relocation

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WASHINGTON (August 6, 2019) – House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio, and Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research Chair Stacey Plaskett of the U.S. Virgin Islands issued the following joint statement in response to a report from the USDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that the Administration has not followed proper... Read more »

Chairman Peterson statement on Ranking Member Conaway’s retirement announcement

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WASHINGTON (July 31, 2019) – House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin C. Peterson gave the following statement regarding the retirement announcement of House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Michael Conaway: “I wish Mike and Suzanne well as they look forward to a new chapter in their lives in 2021. He has been a steadfast champion for America’s farmers and ranchers and a fighter for the int... Read more »

‘Do Right and Feed Everyone?’: Fudge Blasts Proposed SNAP Rule in Letter to USDA

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WASHINGTON (July 26, 2019) – In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Friday, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, expressed her strong opposition to a proposed rule that would eliminate states’ use of broad-based categorical eligibility under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance P... Read more »

Subcommittee Chairs Costa, Fudge, Vela and Plaskett Joint Statement on Administration’s Second Round of Trade War Payments to Farmers

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WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) – The chairs of four House Agriculture Subcommittees issued a joint statement today in response to USDA’s announcement of details on aid for farmers hurt by the Administration’s trade war. Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Chairman Jim Costa of California; Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Chair Marcia L. Fudge of Ohio; General Farm Commodities and Risk Man... Read more »

Chairmen Neal, Scott and Peterson Oppose Administration’s Unilateral Proposal to Kick Millions off SNAP

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WASHINGTON (July 23, 2019) – Following the announcement of a proposed rule this morning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the Chairmen of the House Committees on Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Agriculture issued statements on the potential of the rule to keep million... Read more »

Subcommittee Chair Marcia L. Fudge Hammers Administration’s Attack on Hungry Americans

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WASHINGTON (July 23, 2019) – Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11), Chair of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, issued a statement Tuesday following the release of the Administration’s proposed rule to eliminate broad-based categorical eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). “The Administration’s ill-conceived proposal will k... Read more »

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