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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Peterson Announces Enrollment for Dairy Margin Protection Program

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will open enrollment for the dairy Margin Protection Program on September 2.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Peterson Floor Statement on Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act

The legislation simply makes clear Congressional intent by amending both the Clean Water Act and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, or FIFRA, to prohibit permits for pesticide application when pesticides are applied consistent with FIFRA.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Peterson Floor Speech in Support of H.R. 4413

The bill before us today is bipartisan, reasonable legislation to reauthorize the CFTC. I believe this bill strikes the necessary balance to actually become law.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Peterson Statement at Business Meeting to Consider H.R. 4413

I believe H.R. 4413 is reasonable legislation that ensures a well-functioning CFTC, regulates financial entities dealing in the swaps market, and allows end-users to continue using derivatives to hedge the risks associated with their underlying business. 

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Introduce the Customer Protection and End-User Relief Act

This bill builds upon the previous bipartisan actions of the Agriculture Committee to further clarify that those not responsible for the financial collapse, end-users who actually use the markets to hedge against risk, do not bear the brunt of new financial regulations.

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