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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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Thursday, April 03, 2014

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

Having a new farm bill is good for the rural economy. Providing farmers with at least five years of certainty allows them to make long-term planning decisions. The farm bill’s rural development, research and energy programs all benefit local communities and the 16 million American jobs tied to agriculture.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Peterson Statement on Ryan Budget

As we most recently saw with the farm bill, Congress can work if members of both political parties come together. It’s going to take that kind of bipartisan effort if we are going to have a serious budget debate.

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