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Thompson: Commitment to America Will Restore a Robust Rural Economy

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:31:07 CDT

Thompson: Commitment to America Will Restore a Robust Rural Economy Today, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy and members of the House Republican Conference unveiled the "Commitment to America," a policy framework to build a strong American economy and overcome the failed policies from Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration. Following the press conference, Glenn "GT" Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, issued the following statement:

"One of the primary pillars of Leader McCarthy's 'Commitment to America' is delivering an economy that is strong. The U.S. agriculture industry continues to face fractured supply chains, skyrocketing input costs, and historic levels of inflation, all of which are hampering producers' ability to provide a safe and abundant food supply. I have always said food security is national security, yet the reckless policies and regulatory burdens coming from Congressional Democrats and the Biden Administration present a generational threat to American agriculture. The 'Commitment to America' agenda can help us reverse this dangerous trajectory and rebuild a robust rural economy that unleashes domestic production of food and fiber."

Over the past year, House Agriculture Committee Republicans supported the "Commitment to America" plan through roundtable discussions and identifying and developing policy solutions in coordination with House GOP taskforces. Read more below.

H.R. 8069, Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act

On June 15, 2022, House Agriculture Republicans introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country.

To watch the press conference, click here.

To read more about the H.R. 8069, click here.

Conversation with a Purpose Roundtable

On July 15, 2022, Republican Leader Thompson hosted a roundtable discussion at Burk-Lea Farms in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The event was sponsored by the Energy, Climate, and Conservation (ECC) Task Force, created by Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy last year to promote innovation, invest in clean energy infrastructure, and implement initiatives in natural solutions and conservation. Thompson was joined by Congressmen Garret Graves (LA-06), Chairman of the ECC Task Force, John Joyce (PA-13), David Valadao (CA-21), and John Rose (TN-06).

To watch the roundtable, click here.

To read more about Conversation with a Purpose, click here.



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