Tag: us house agriculture committee

Kat Cammack: American Sugar Hurt by ‘Unfair Practices’ and Foreign Subsidies

This week, U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., brought out a resolution to “zero out the foreign subsidies that make sugar the world's most distorted commodity market.”

Al Lawson Champions Expanding SNAP Benefits for College Students

The bill will “address food insecurity on college campuses by enabling more low-income college students to access the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and pushing the federal government, states, and colleges and universities to take a more proactive role in addressing student food insecurity.”

Al Lawson Champions the Aluminum Pricing Examination Act

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., is co-sponsoring the proposal which “grants the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the statutory authority to conduct oversight of the aluminum market and to investigate price setting, benchmarking, and reporting entities" and “enables the Department of Justice to consult with the CFTC to ensure all regulatory and oversight actions align with antitrust statutes.”

Kat Cammack Announces Agriculture Subcommittee Assignments

Cammack will be on the U.S. House Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit and the Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations Subcommittees.

Al Lawson’s Optimistic About Congress Passing Stimulus Bill Before Adjourning

Having won a third term in Congress last month, Lawson said that a potential final deal between the Democrats controlling the U.S. House and the Republicans in charge of the U.S. Senate was gaining momentum. Fox News reported on Wednesday that congressional leaders were also increasingly closer towards reaching a deal. 

Al Lawson: USDA Sending NIFA Funds to FAMU for Scholarships

Lawson, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee and helped steer funds from the $867 billion Farm Bill to send $14 million to 1890-land grant universities including FAMU, weighed in on the scholarships on Monday. 

Charlie Crist Unveils the Petfax Act to Protect Animals, Pet Owners

According to Crist’s office, the proposal would have pet purchasers have access to a “‘Petfax’ report detailing the conditions in which the animal was bred, raised, and cared for” and “sellers of dogs and cats would have to divulge any violations of the Animal Welfare Act by the breeder, and the health history of the animal.” Crist’s proposal would also penalize sellers and breeders who engage in animal abuse.

Florida Congressman Honored for Work on Agriculture

Dunn, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, was honored last week by the American Farm Bureau Federation with its “Friend of Farm Bureau” award.

Ted Yoho Reels in $17 Million for Central Florida Electric Cooperative

The funds will be used to build almost 250 miles of distribution lines.

Al Lawson Champions Bill to Bring More Veterans into Agriculture

Lawson and U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., teamed up last week to bring out a bill ensuring more United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) apprenticeships are available to veterans. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., is also backing the bill. 

Ted Yoho Wants to Provide Relief for Livestock Haulers

This week, Yoho rounded up more than 50 members of Congress to send a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, urging it to support a “petition to provide a waiver from certain Hours of Service (HOS) rules for livestock haulers.”