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Chairman David Scott Statement on EPA Announcement on RVOs

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement on the EPA’s announcement of Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “These proposed actions, including multi-year mandates and the introduction of regulatory changes by the EPA, will support the growth of biofuel industry into the…

Chairman David Scott Statement on Congressional Action to Avert Rail Strike

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott regarding congressional action to avert a rail strike: “Reliable rail access is vital to our food and agriculture supply chain, which delivers critical products to every American. As a supporter of workers, I sympathize with the concerns raised by the rail union members," said…

Reps. Carbajal, Baird, Hayes Conclude Bipartisan Agriculture Committee Delegation Trip to Cuba

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Agriculture Committee members surveyed current state of agricultural practices in Cuba, discussed state of food supply and related issues Delegation raised concerns about human rights, migration, consular issues, and other issues in meetings with Cuban officials, including Vice President and Ministry of Foreign Affairs WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Salud Carbajal (D-CA),…

Reps. Carbajal, Baird, Hayes Lead Bipartisan Agriculture Committee Delegation to Cuba

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Agriculture Committee members to survey current state of agricultural practices in Cuba and state of food supply, as U.S. is one of the largest suppliers of food and agricultural products to the country HAVANA, Cuba – Beginning today, Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-CA) is leading a bipartisan House Agriculture Committee delegation of Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN) and Rep. Jahana Hayes…

Chairman David Scott Statement on Speaker Pelosi and Leader Hoyer

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott following the announcements from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of their intention to step down from their House Democratic Leadership positions: “Both Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer were very helpful to me in securing passage of legislation to…

Chairman David Scott Announces Staff Promotions

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott announced several staffing promotions for the Democratic staff of the House Agriculture Committee. Caitlin Balagula will serve as Assistant Clerk for the Committee. Balagula currently serves as Staff Assistant and Legislative Assistant for the Committee. Along with her new role, she will continue her…

Chairman David Scott Statement on Contract Negotiations Between American Railroads and Union Workers

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement in regard to the contract negotiations between American railroads and their union workers: “As Chairman of our House Agriculture Committee, I am working with all sides on this very critical labor management relations issue to bring about a resolution that avoids a strike,…

Chairman David Scott Statement on DOL Announcement

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released the following statement after today’s Department of Labor announcement on violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. "Violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by employing minors is never acceptable. It is a shame when this occurs in any industry, and I am particularly upset to see it…

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Congratulating Vincent Garfield Logan on His Confirmation to Farm Credit Administration Board

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott following the confirmation of Vincent Garfield Logan to serve as a member of the Farm Credit Administration Board. “Congratulations to Mr. Logan on his confirmation to serve the food and agriculture sectors through this new leadership position. In good times and bad, farmers depend on a safe…

Chairman David Scott, Chair Jahana Hayes, and Congressman Jim McGovern Release Statements Following White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

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WASHINGTON – Below are statements from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott, Subcommittee Chair Jahana Hayes and Congressman Jim McGovern following the conclusion of today’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. “Today is a historic day as we celebrate the second White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health – the…

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