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Rouzer and Murphy Champion Third Annual North Carolina WATERS Summit to Advance Flood Solutions

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New Hanover County District Office

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, North Carolina Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) and Congressman Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) hosted the third annual Water Adaptation to Ensure Regional Success (WATERS) Summit in Greenville, North Carolina. This full day nonpartisan event brought together more than 150 local, state, and federal leaders, academic experts, and…

Rouzer Encourages Congressional Leaders to Stabilize Labor Wages for Farm Families

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2023 Agriculture Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined 74 of his colleagues on a bipartisan letter encouraging House and Senate appropriations leaders to include an H-2A visa guestworker wage freeze in upcoming government funding legislation. In a letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee Leadership, the Members wrote, "We write with shared concerns regarding the…

Rouzer Opposes Burdensome Proposed Rule to H-2A

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined colleagues in expressing opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed rule regarding H-2A farm workers. In a letter sent to Acting Secretary Julie Su, the Members wrote, "We hear from producers across our districts and the nation about the burdensome process of securing the needed H-2A workers to…

Agricultural Labor Working Group Releases Interim Report

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Farm Bill Roundtable Panel

WASHINGTON, DC - As a Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Agricultural Labor Working Group, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) participated in a series of roundtables over the past four months with stakeholders, employers, and workers. During these roundtables, participants work to identify and address the complexities and burdens facing the nation's…

North Carolina Congressmen Rouzer and Davis Send Bipartisan Letter Amid FDA's Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban

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Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC-07) and Congressman Don Davis (D-NC-01), members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing concern about the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed rule to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars and its impact on working families and farmers in North…

Rouzer, Graves Statement on EPA’s Implementation of Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling

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Washington, D.C. - Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releasing its updated Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule following the U.S. Supreme Court’s May ruling in…

Rouzer Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Agritourism Businesses

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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC-07) joined Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA-10) and Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA-4) in introducing the bipartisan Accelerating the Growth of Rural Innovation and Tourism Opportunities to Uphold Rural Industries and Sustainable Marketplaces (AGRITOURISM) Act. This legislation would create an Office of Agritourism at the U.S.…

Rouzer Leads Bipartisan Coalition to Introduce Legislation Expanding Access to Agriculture Conservation Programs

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Ag Broadband Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined a bipartisan coalition to introduce the Growing Access to Environmental Sustainability (GATES) Act to reduce barriers producers face in accessing agricultural conservation programs.  In addition to Congressman Rouzer, co-leading the legislation are Representatives Jimmy Panetta…

Rouzer, Graves, Capito, Lummis Ask for Biden Administration’s Next Steps in Implementing Supreme Court WOTUS Ruling

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2023.05.23 T&I Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC -  House and Senate Republican committee leaders requested a detailed update from the heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about how the agencies plan to immediately implement the Supreme Court’s decision in the Sackett v. EPA (Sackett II) case in which the Court ruled that the Biden…

Chairmen Rouzer and Graves Statement on SCOTUS Ruling in Sackett v. EPA Case

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WASHINGTON, DC - Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC) and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) issued the following joint statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Sackett v. EPA case:  “The Supreme Court’s decision is clearly a decisive win for America’s farmers, small…