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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Peterson Floor Speech on Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

We need to do something to address forest management concerns and I believe this bill seeks to do that. I’m supportive of moving the process along so we can negotiate with our Senate colleagues and find a workable solution to address these issues.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing Examining the 2017 Agenda for the CFTC

I’ve generally been impressed with how the Commission has gone about enacting these changes and look forward to seeing continued efforts to bring more transparency to the derivatives marketplace.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Peterson Statement on House Budget Resolution

This is more of a political exercise than a serious debate but it could have a very real impact on the fate of the farm bill. There are ways for us to work together but this isn’t it. I believe there are areas of SNAP that can and should be reformed and where we can reach bipartisan consensus.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Technology & Innovation in Specialty Crops

I believe the specialty crop area is in a very unique position. Consumer demand is increasing but natural resources remain fixed and the labor supply is shrinking. It seems to me that the key to being successful will be through the wise use of technology and with an optimum regulatory structure that allows innovation to flourish.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Peterson Statement at Hearing on Derivative Clearinghouses

When we wrote Title Seven of Dodd Frank we anticipated that clearing could also become a central component of the swaps industry. Now, nearly 10 years after the financial crisis, that change is taking place. I think we can all agree that making our markets safer is a good thing.

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