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Week of December 10 – 21, 2012
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Members in the Media
Rep. Conaway: New chairman Mike Conaway grabs gavel at Ethics Committee 

Rep. King: King Will Chair House Ag Subcommittee

Rep. Gibson: As He Prepares to Move On, Gibson Backs Farming Bill


Rep. Scott: Austin Scott to Chair Ag Subcommittee

Must Read

Lucas Announces New Leadership Team for the Ag Committee“I am pleased to announce the Committee’s leadership team for the next Congress. Our Subcommittee Chairmen have demonstrated a commitment to ensuring the success of American agriculture and rural economies. I look forward to working with them as we address the important issues our agricultural producers and rural constituents face,” said Lucas. (Agri-Pulse)


U.S. Lawmakers Chide CFTC Over Cross-Border Rules

A group of U.S. Congress members across the political divide urged the country’s top derivatives regulator to decide quickly how its rules apply abroad, or risk disrupting derivatives markets. (Reuters)


House Ag Committee Action
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

The Subcommittee examined the challenges facing the United States and international regulators as they attempt to balance various derivatives reforms across a global marketplace. Appearing for the first time before a Congressional committee, regulators from the European Union and Japan cautioned that U.S. markets were at risk if due care was not taken to complement regulatory structures across foreign jurisdictions.

House Highlights
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The House passed the National Defense Authorization Act Conference Reportin a 315-107 vote. 

The House also passed H.R. 6684, the Spending Reduction Act, in a 215-209 vote. This bill would repeal the automatic defense and non-defense discretionary cuts scheduled to occur in 2013 under the sequestration provisions of the Budget Control Act.

Looking Ahead
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!




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Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2012

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