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Weekly Roundup 
Week of January 21 - 25, 2013
Members in the Media
Must Reads
Looking Ahead
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 Members in the Media

Rep. Goodlatte: Pennsylvania and Ohio Dairy Farmers Address Post-"Dairy Cliff" Reality


Rep. Roby: House Legislator Files CRP Reform Bill


Rep. Gibbs: Nation's finances demand we pass a budget


Rep. Noem: Noem To Talk Farm Bill at Stockshow


Rep. Collins: Congressman Collins Named to Ag Subcommittees 


Rep. Davis: Ag Committee freshman sees hope for farm bill accord


Must Read

Frank Lucas is Hopeful to Get a 2013 Farm Bill Done, But Markup is Still Months Away  

"Right now, we are in a position where, like certain parts of last session, it's hard to get the attention span of what I call management. There's so many things going on all around them simultaneously, but I'm optimistic we can get her done. We came very close in the last session and, even though we technically start over in this session of Congress with a brand new bill, a lot of work has been done. A lot of the hearings have been done. We just need to be given just a little bit of flexibility so that we can do our work." (Oklahoma Farm Report)

GOP Puts Tax Spotlight on Financial Products

The GOP proposal on financial products will open up an area where some experts say big changes are needed. By tightening the rules, the plan could even raise some tax revenue that would help offset the impact of lowering the U.S. corporate tax rate. (Wall Street Journal-subscription required)


America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food for 2013

The Daily Meal's third annual list of America's 50 Most Powerful People in Food.  Family Farmer comes in last.  "Our ultimate criterion was simply this: Is each person on our list capable, whether by dint of corporate station, media access, moral authority, or sheer personality, of substantially changing, improving, and/or degrading the quality and variety of the American diet or the way we think about it? If so, how absolute is the power he or she can bring to bear?" (The Daily Meal)


House Ag Committee Action
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Chairman Frank Lucas released a statement in response to the announcement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that Commissioner Jill Sommers will be leaving the agency this year.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Full Committee on Agriculture - Business Meeting
Members of the House Agriculture Committee met to formally organize and to adopt the Committee's rules for the 113th Congress. The Committee also announced membership for the five Subcommittees. Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank D. Lucas (OK) and Ranking Minority Member Collin C. Peterson (MN) serve as ex officio members of all subcommittees.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Chairman Frank Lucas released a statement commending Secretary Vilsack on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement that enrollment for farm programs for the 2013 crop year begins next month.


House Highlights

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In a vote of 285-144, the House passed H.R. 325, the No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013.  The bill suspends the debt limit until May 19, 2013 and then allows for an automatic increase to accommodate any additional debt accumulated before that date.  The current ceiling is $16.4 trillion.  The legislation also ties congressional pay to passage of a budget plan by suspending salaries of House and Senate members if either chamber does not adopt a budget by April 15.


Senate Highlights

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Senate passed S. Res. 15, A resolution to improve procedures for the consideration of legislation and nominations in the Senate, by a vote of 78-16. Also, the Senate passed S. Res 16, A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate, by a vote of 86-9. With the passage of these two resolutions the standing rules of the U.S. Senate are formed for the 113th Congress.


Looking Ahead


The House will be in recess until February 4th. Therefore, the Weekly Roundup will be on hiatus until February 8th.


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