Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
Rep. Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member
Rep. Rosa DeLauro
Rep. Chellie Pingree
Rep. Mark Pocan
Department of Agriculture (Except Forest Service)
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Food and Drug Administration (HHS)
Thank you, Mr. Chairman.
This committee gives us all not only an intimate look into the operations of government, but in doing so it develops friendships among the committee members.
I thank Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Farr, and Chairman Rogers for their work on this bill.
2017 mark: $21.3 billion
2017 request: $21.6 billion
2016 enacted: $21.75 billion
The Chairman’s mark provides:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the efforts of Chairman Rogers, Chairman Aderholt, and Ranking Member Farr in putting this bill together and holding this markup.
The Commodity Future Trading Commission is the quiet hero of America’s fiscal stability. Since 1974, the CFTC has regulated the US agricultural commodity and other futures and options markets. For 36 years the CFTC executed its responsibilities while protecting investors from fraud, on a tiny budget.