Agriculture, Energy & the Environment

Chairman David Scott Applauds Passage of Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act in House; Rebukes Republican Partisanship, Refusal to Help American Producers and Consumers

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement applauding House passage of the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act. “As we all know, the last two years have led to drastic fluctuations in prices. Whether you look at the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, or the global disruptions associated with Putin’s war in Ukraine, American farmers, ranchers, and consumers hav...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Expand Support for Mothers and Infants by Improving Families’ Access to Baby Formula

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, this week voted to pass two pieces of legislation, H.R. 7790, the supplemental funding bill, and H.R. 7791, the Access to Baby Formula Act, aimed towards improving American families’ access to infant formula. “This week, Congress took a critical step towards securing $28 million in emergency funding, as well as flexibili...

Chairman David Scott Highlights Bipartisan Bills Favorably Reported Out of Committee

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement highlighting the six bipartisan bills being favorably reported out of Committee: “Today’s package of important bills is a great step in our efforts to provide stable and fair markets for our agriculture producers and consumers,” said Chairman David Scott. “This bipartisan group of bills will collectively address high p...

Congressman David Scott Visits Rodale Institute To Discuss The Role of Regenerative Organic Agriculture In Strengthening The Nation’s Food Supply

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today visited the Rodale Institute Southeast Organic Center, located in Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District, to discuss the role of regenerative organic agriculture in strengthening the nation’s food supply and to highlight the research being conducted within the Rodale Institute’s network of farms. He was joined...

Congressman David Scott Announces Event with Rodale Institute Highlighting The Role of Regenerative Organic Agriculture

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On Wednesday, May 4, Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, will join Rodale Institute, local farmers, researchers, and business owners in an event highlighting the role of regenerative organic agriculture and its viability as a scaled solution to addressing the critical issues that the U.S. faces today. Chairman Scott and stakeholders will discuss the ground...

Chairman David Scott Opening Statement at Hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program”

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House Agriculture Chairman David Scott of Georgia delivered the following statement at today's hearing “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” [As prepared for delivery] Good morning and welcome to another important hearing, which is a continuation of our work to review the 2018 Farm Bill and prepare for the 2023 Farm Bill. Today’s hearing will review the 20...

Chairman David Scott Announces Participation from Beef CEOs for Upcoming Hearing

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott released the following statement announcing the participation of the CEOs of Cargill, Tyson Foods, JBS, and National Beef Packing for the House Agriculture Committee’s upcoming hearing on cattle markets: “I am pleased to announce that the Chief Executive Officers of each of the four largest meatpackers in the United States have agreed to testify at ...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Omnibus Appropriations Funding Package

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, voted to make historic investments in American jobs, opportunity and working families in the appropriations omnibus package to fund the federal government in the next fiscal year. Each fiscal year, which runs from October through September, Congress must pass legislation to fund the federal government and all the vital p...

Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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WASHINGTON – Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the following statement on his vote to pass the Build Back Better Act, Democrats’ transformative legislation to bring down the everyday costs that burden Georgia families. “The landmark Build Back Better Act delivers for families in Georgia and across the nation once-in-a-generation action to c...

Rep. David Scott Leads 60+ Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Walsh to Address Supply Chain Backlog by Prioritizing DOL Worker Grants for Truck Drivers

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Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today led more than 60 of his House colleagues in a bipartisan letter to U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Marty Walsh expressing growing concern over the nationwide truck driver shortage and its effects on the nation’s supply chain challenges. Co-led by U.S. Reps. Frank D. Lucas (OK-03), former chairman of the Ho...