When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
Lucas Statement on O'Malia Departure
Tamara Hinton, 202.225.0184
WASHINGTON – Chairman Frank Lucas today released the following statement on Scott O'Malia's last day as Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Last month, O’Malia announced he would resign to pursue other opportunities.
“Scott O’Malia never lost sight of the fact that regulatory actions have consequences both intended and unintended. He served as a voice of reason and an advocate for a balanced approach to regulatory reform in the U.S.
“I appreciated his leadership as chairman of the agency’s Technology Advisory Committee, which was crucial in highlighting that technology is at the center of our markets and the Commission must modernize to fulfill its responsibility.
“I am grateful for his service and I wish him well in all of his future endeavors.”