Press Releases

Oct 5, 2015
114th Congress

Conaway Statement on TPP Agreement

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) issued the following statement after negotiators in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement in Atlanta, GA, earlier this morning.

Oct 1, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway and 16 committee members send letter to USTR Ambassador Froman expressing concerns over TPP

Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), along with 16 other members of the committee who supported Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), sent a letter to Ambassador Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, addressing concerns about ongoing negotiations in Atlanta on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Sep 30, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee continues review of international food aid programs

Today, the House Agriculture Committee continued its review of U.S. international food aid programs by hearing from a variety of interested stakeholders—private voluntary organizations, commodity organizations, and agricultural processors—regarding their perspectives on how the programs are functioning. These witnesses represent those who produce and process the food used for these programs, as well as the on-the-ground implementers who distribute food aid through emergency feeding and development projects across the globe.

Sep 30, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee approves amendment to H.R. 1317

Today, the House Agriculture Committee approved an amendment in the nature of a substitute to H.R. 1317, a bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to specify how clearing requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions, and for other purposes.

Sep 29, 2015
114th Congress

Subcommittee reviews research innovations achieved by the nation's agricultural colleges and universities

Today, Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a public hearing to review research innovations achieved by the nation’s agricultural colleges and universities. Members heard from a panel of distinguished researchers representing some of the most prestigious agricultural colleges and universities in the country.

Sep 28, 2015
114th Congress

House Passes H.R. 2051, the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015

Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 2051, a bill to reauthorize the Mandatory Price Reporting Act, the United States Grain Standards Act, and the National Forest Foundation Act. Legislative language to reauthorize each of these was introduced, reported by the House Agriculture Committee, and passed by the House on voice vote as standalone measures on June 9th of this year. The Mandatory Price Reporting Act and the Grain Standards Act authorities are set to expire on Wednesday, September 30th.

Sep 17, 2015
114th Congress

Chairman Conaway on Vice Chairman Neugebauer's Retirement

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) today issued the following statement on the retirement announcement of Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

Sep 17, 2015
114th Congress

Agriculture Committee Announces Hearing with USDA Secretary Vilsack and HHS Secretary Burwell to Examine Dietary Guidelines

Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) announced a hearing with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell on October 6 at 9 a.m. The hearing will focus on the process for developing the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA).

Sep 16, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee completes two-day review of USDA organization and program administration

The House Agriculture Committee completed its two-day hearing series to review the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) organization and program administration. Over the past two days, members of the committee heard from 25 undersecretaries, administrators, and other department officials on topics relating to USDA’s seven mission areas, including an accounting for each area’s purpose and goals, programs administered, and annual budget.

Sep 15, 2015
114th Congress

House Agriculture Committee begins two-day review into USDA agencies

Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) and committee members began Part I of a two-day hearing series to review the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organization and program administration. USDA officials from the Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services (FFAS), Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), and Research, Education and Economics (REE) served as witnesses.

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