Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee Glenn “GT” Thompson and GOP members this week introduced H.R. 8069, the Reducing Farm Input Costs and Barriers to Domestic Production Act. The bill requires the Biden Administration to reverse its regulatory barriers to domestic agriculture production and provide immediate relief to families across the country. Congressman Thompson was joined by more than 20 original cosponsors, including Republican Leader of the Natural Resources Committee, Bruce Westerman, and Chairman of the Western Caucus, Dan Newhouse.
The bill follows a letter sent by Mr. Thompson, Republican Leader McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, and 92 other Republicans telling President Biden that he “has neglected to take serious action to increase American production,” and by doing so, has limited “American farmers’ ability to meet global food demand.”
Rep. Thompson and colleagues held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss the legislation. In addition to Thompson, speakers include Reps. Adrian Smith (R-NE), Dan Newhouse (R-CA), Austin Scott (R-GA), Rick Crawford (R-AR), David Rouzer (R-NC), Doug Lamalfa (R-CA), Jim Baird (R-IN), Rick Allen (R-GA), Jason Smith (R-MO), Chris Jacobs (R-NY), Tracey Mann (R-KS), John Rose (R-TN), Warren Davidson (R-OH), Fred Keller (R-PA), Lisa McClain (R-MI), Stephanie Bice (R-OK).House Ag GOP presser on farm input bill 46:30