The Senate overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan Farm Bill on February 4, 2014 with a vote of 68-32. The bill was signed into law by President Obama, February 7th, 2014. The Farm Bill will help grow the nation's economy, and reduce the national deficit by $23 billion.
Title: To consider the following nominations:
- Timothy G. Massad, of Connecticut, to be Chairman and a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Sharon Y. Bowen, of New York, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- J. Christopher Giancarlo, of New Jersey, to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Place: 328A Russell Senate Office Building
This is the first public meeting of the Senate and House conferees to consider the 2013 Farm Bill. The meeting will be held on the House side of the Capitol and will feature opening statements from conferees as well as discussion of the legislation. A live webcast will be available on the Senate Agriculture Committee website
Shortchanging Our Forests: How Tight Budgets and Management Decisions Can Increase the Risk of Wildfire
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources, will convene a Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, November 5 at 2:30 p.m. EST in room 328 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The hearing, “Shortchanging Our Forests: How Tight Budgets and Management Decisions Can Increase the Risk of Wildfire,” will feature testimony from local Colorado business representatives from wildfire-affected areas. Jim Hubbard, the Deputy Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and former Colorado State Forester from 1984-2004, will also testify.
A live webcast of the hearing can be viewed on the Committee’s website at http://ag.senate.gov.Watch Video
The hearing will feature testimony from market participants and stakeholders who will address issues related to the Commodity Exchange Act and the CFTC generally. Stabenow and Cochran also announced that recommendations made by the public and stakeholders regarding CFTC reauthorization are now public and available for viewing on the Committee’s website here. The letters were submitted following a request made in March by Stabenow and Cochran for the public to weigh in on the process.Watch Video
- Opening Statement of Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Hearing on Nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Stabenow, Cochran Commemorate 100th Anniversary of Cooperative Extension System, Expansion of Agricultural Research
- Five Things You Should Know about the New Bipartisan Farm Bill
Ranking Member's News
- Cochran Statement - Hearing on Commodity Futures Trading Commission Nominations
- Cochran Statement on House Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill
- Cochran Offers Assurances on Farm Bill Progress