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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 »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement at Hearing to Review the State of Black Farmers in the U.S.

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing titled “A Hearing to Review the State of Black Farmers in the U.S.”: [As prepared for delivery] Good afternoon, I’m pleased to have the opportunity today to examine a topic which is deeply embedded in my heart – the status of Black Farmers in the United States. And as always, I appreci... Read more »

Chairman David Scott and Chair Jahana Hayes Issue Statement on USDA ABAWD Ruling

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Nutrition Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes issued the following statement following USDA’s announcement on a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia action. The Court approved USDA’s move to withdraw its appeal on the previously vacated final rule, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adu... Read more »

Chairman David Scott to host hearing with Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack, Black farmers, and advocates

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott will be chairing a hearing titled, A Hearing to Review the State of Black Farmers in the U.S., with participation from the full Agriculture Committee membership, which includes 8 members of the Congressional Black Caucus. The hearing, which is virtual, will be held on Thursday, March 25th at 12:00pm ET and will be available on the House... Read more »

Chairman David Scott and Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes Issue Statement Following Hearing on Food Insecurity

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott and Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes issued the following statement after today’s hearing entitled: "A Look at Food Insecurity in America": “Today’s hearing was just the start of the work the Agriculture Committee will do to address hunger and food insecurity in this country,” said Chairman... Read more »

Chairman Scott Opening Statement: A Look at Food Insecurity in America

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WASHINGTON- House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following statement at today's hearing entitled: "A Look at Food Insecurity in America": [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and thank you to everyone for coming a little early today so we have ample time to discuss today’s very important topic, which is hunger, and food insecurity. We all know from our own experience h... Read more »

Chairman David Scott Welcomes Senate Approval of Administrator Michael Regan to lead the Environmental Protection Agency

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in response to Michael Regan’s Senate confirmation to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): “I would like to congratulate Administrator Regan on his nomination and confirmation to head the EPA. I look forward to starting a dialogue with him and his staff to ensure that EPA’s pesticide registratio... Read more »

Video: Chairman Scott Delivers Remarks in Support of the American Rescue Plan

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott delivered the following remarks on the House Floor in support of the American Rescue Plan: The House Agriculture Committee marked up the Agriculture and Nutrition titles of the American Rescue Plan Act on February 10, 2021 and the summary of the Committee’s work on those titles can be found here. Read more »

Chairman Scott Announces Staff Additions

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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. Joshua Lobert will serve as Counsel for the Committee. Josh comes to the Committee from the Congressional Research Service where he advised Members of Congress and their staff on legal issues related to financial regulation, ... Read more »

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