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Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill with North Carolina Priorities Included

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2023 Agriculture Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, DC - With the support of Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), the House Committee on Agriculture approved H.R. 8467, the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, commonly referred to as the Farm Bill. "The Farm, Food, and National Security Act will ensure our farm families can continue to produce the safest, most abundant food and fiber…

Rouzer Encourages Appropriations Leaders to Stabilize Labor Wages for Farm Families

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined 119 of his colleagues on a bipartisan letter encouraging House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Education appropriations leaders to include an H-2A visa guestworker wage freeze in upcoming government funding legislation. In a letter to House Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, &…

Rouzer Joins Congressional Escort Committee for Joint Session with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio

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2024.04.11 PM Kishida U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) joined the Congressional Escort Committee for the Joint Session of Congress with His Excellency Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan.   As a member of the Congressional Escort Committee, Rouzer joined several House and Senate colleagues in leading Prime Minister Kishida into the House Chamber and…

Rouzer, Valadao, Costa, Slotkin Launch Bipartisan Specialty Crops Caucus

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC), Congressman David Valadao (R-CA), Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA), and Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) announced the launch of the bipartisan Congressional Specialty Crops Caucus.   The caucus aims to highlight the issues facing the specialty crop industry and advocate for policies to allow U.S.…

U.S. House Passes Rouzer Permitting Reform Legislation as Key Component of Energy Week

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WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation led by Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC-07) by a vote of 213-205.  H.R. 7023, the Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act, increases permitting efficiency and reduces burdensome and duplicative government…

Agricultural Labor Working Group Final Report Details Solutions to Ease Farm Workforce Crisis

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WASHINGTON, DC - This week, the House Agriculture Committee’s Agricultural Labor Working Group released their final report detailing twenty-one policy recommendations to ease the workforce crisis impacting the agriculture industry across the country. As a member of the Working Group, Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07) participated in a series of…

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

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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…