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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Peterson Statement at Meeting to Consider Budget Views and Estimates

We were the one Committee that actually stepped up to the plate and reduced the budget deficit. Frankly, I would argue that we have done our part when it comes to deficit reduction.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review 2015 CFTC Agenda

This is the Chairman’s first appearance before the Committee but I’ve had the opportunity to meet with him and have been impressed by his commitment to implementing the new regulations called for under Dodd-Frank and being inclusive of all points of view throughout the process.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Peterson Statement at Hearing to Review the State of the Rural Economy

I remain concerned about attempts to reopen the bill, whether by making changes to crop insurance, SNAP or any other farm bill program. This is a very bad idea and could put everything we worked for in jeopardy. I hope that this Committee will remain united in opposition to additional cuts to farm bill programs. Quite frankly, the Agriculture Committee has done our work.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Peterson Announces Ag Committee Democrats

This is a great group of both new and returning members who care about the wide variety of issues overseen by the Agriculture Committee. I look forward to working with them, Chairman Conaway and members on the other side of the aisle this Congress.

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