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Ranking Member David Scott Welcomes New and Returning House Agriculture Committee Members

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Ranking Member David Scott on the Democratic Members approved today to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture for the 118th Congress. “I am honored to welcome this talented team of agricultural advocates to the Committee. These Members represent a variety of districts, covering the diversity of our industry and our country. As we continue important conve...

Ranking Member David Scott Statement on Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Jewel Bronaugh

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Ranking Member David Scott on the departure of Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh. "Congratulations to USDA Deputy Secretary Jewel Bronaugh on a job well done. Deputy Secretary Bronaugh’s time at the Department of Agriculture was historic – serving as the first African American woman in the role. During her time as Deputy, she uplifted American agriculture and o...

Ranking Member David Scott Previews Farm Bill Priorities

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Ranking Member David Scott on his priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill. “During my time as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, we conducted numerous hearings to review the 2018 Farm Bill and improvements that we can make in the 2023 Farm Bill.” “Additionally, we hosted five farm bill listening sessions across the nation to hear directly from our produce...

Ranking Member David Scott Statement on Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Ranking Member David Scott on Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow's announcement that she will not seek re-election: “Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow has been an invaluable part of critical food and agriculture legislation since her service on the House Agriculture Committee. She is a tremendous leader for agriculture and a great partner to hav...

Chairman David Scott Applauds Passage of Omnibus Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from Chairman David Scott on Congressional passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023: “I am pleased that both the House and the Senate have been able to negotiate and pass the Fiscal Year 2023 appropriations bill ahead of the 118th Congress. It was a pleasure to have worked alongside my House and Senate Agriculture Committee colleagues in order to ens...

Chairman David Scott Statement on Election as Ranking Member of House Agriculture Committee

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee for the 118th Conrgess: “I am very pleased to have been elected by my friends and Democratic colleagues to serve as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee for the next Congress,” Chairman David Scott said. “From th...

Chairman David Scott Releases Statement Congratulating Alexis Taylor on Confirmation as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

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WASHINGTON – Below is a statement from House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott following the confirmation of Alexis Taylor to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs: “Whether growing up on her family’s farm, serving her country in the military, or her current role as Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, Alexis Taylor’s life experiences ha...

Chairman David Scott Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Beef Safeguard Provisions

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the statement below following USTR’s announcement regarding beef safeguard provisions of the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement: “Japan is a top export destination for U.S. beef and today’s announcement marks an important development for the U.S. beef industry. The exchange of letters formalizes the updated beef safeguard mechanism agree...

Chairman David Scott Statement on Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman

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WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement congratulating Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson on his selection to serve as next Chairman of House Agriculture Committee: “I want to congratulate my friend Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson on his selection by House Republicans to serve as Chairman of our great House Agriculture Committee," said Chairman Dav...

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 future, and I look forward to EPA’s on...

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 Chairman David Scott. "I hoped tha...

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), Jim Baird (R-IN...

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 (D-CT) to Cuba. “As m...

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 add $100 million to our stude...

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 policy work with the Subcommittee on...

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