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Ranking Member David Scott Applauds Release of USDA Equity Commission’s Final Report

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement in response to the publication of the final report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Equity Commission, which lists 66 final recommendations for advancing equity across the department.  “This report, and indeed the very existence of the USDA Equity…

Ranking Member David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott today delivered the following statement at a full Committee hearing with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Watch the full hearing here. [As prepared for delivery] Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for holding this hearing today. The last time Secretary Vilsack sat before this Committee as a witness in March of…

Ranking Member David Scott Statement Following Testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement following an hours-long hearing featuring U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as the star witness. Watch the hearing here. “Today’s hearing confirmed much of what we already know: Secretary Vilsack is faithfully executing his constitutional duty to America’s farmers and…

Agriculture Committee Democrats Release Principles for the Next Farm Bill

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott and Committee Democrats published a memo laying out the principles the next farm bill should include to win the support of the House Democratic Caucus. The principles are distilled from farm bill priorities submitted by Democratic Members across the Caucus and represent the shared values of House Democrats,…

Ranking Member David Scott, Chairman Thompson Statement on Passing of Michael Gill

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott   and Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson released the following statement on the passing of Michael "Mike" Gill:   “We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragic and untimely passing of Mike Gill, former chief of staff to CFTC Commissioner Chris Giancarlo. Mike was a dedicated public servant,…

Ranking Member David Scott Statement on Passing of Bill Northey, former USDA Under Secretary

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement on the passing of Bill Northey: "American agriculture has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of former USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey. Bill's service as an advocate stemmed from his leadership in commodity circles to his time as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and…

Ranking Member David Scott Laments No Farm Bill by December, As Promised by Speaker Mike Johnson

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Today, House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott released the following statement as the first session of the 118th Congress wraps up. “When Mike Johnson was elected speaker, he indicated he wanted to pass the farm bill in December and begin negotiating with the Senate ‘as soon as possible.’ Today,…

Ranking Member David Scott, Chairman Thompson Statement on USMCA Dispute Panel Regarding Canada Dairy TRQ Policies

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House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member David Scott and Chairman GT Thompson released the below statement regarding a report published today by the second USMCA dispute panel on Canada's dairy tariff-rate quota (TRQ) allocation policies. “We are disappointed in today’s announcement and the decision of the dispute panel. It is critical the U.S. encourage and…

David Scott, Thompson, Stabenow, Boozman on Farm Bill Extension

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 The four leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees released the following statement on a farm bill extension: “As negotiations on funding the government progress, we were able to come together to avoid a lapse in funding for critical agricultural programs and provide certainty to producers. This extension is in no way a substitute for passing a 5-year…

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