Thursday a Busy Day for House Ag Committee

The House Agriculture Committee on Thursday moved several bills through the committee, including the Cattle Contract Library Act.

The legislation, announced earlier this week, saw wide support from the agriculture industry.

“The bill we’ve passed today is just one piece of what is needed,” said Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA). “There’s more that we must do to support transparency and increase competition in our cattle markets.”

The committee also passed a bill that would provide $100 million in additional funds and make permanent the student scholarship program for students at the nineteen 1890 Colleges and Universities.

“I deeply and sincerely appreciate both my Democratic and Republican Members of Congress for their strong bipartisan support,” said House Ag Committee chairman David Scott of the scholarship measure.

Other bills passed through the committee include the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act, the, National Forest Restoration and Remediation Act, and the Pyrolysis Innovation Grants Act.