WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), Republican Leader of the House Committee on Agriculture, issued the following statement regarding the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health:

“Republicans undoubtedly share an interest in improving the health of all Americans. Yet, the disorderly nature in which this Conference came to fruition has sparked legitimate concerns. From unanswered inquiries to the exclusion of many Republican and Democrat policymakers and relevant stakeholders, it’s unfortunate today’s Conference has seemingly deteriorated into a handpicked political gathering whose sole purpose is to perpetuate partisan ideologies. I remain committed to reviewing any emerging policy proposals and will make certain our producers are part of the conversation.”

BACKGROUND: On May 4, 2022, President Biden announced the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. On August 10, 2022, Republican Leader Thompson sent a letter to the White House requesting answers to numerous questions regarding the haphazard planning of the Conference. Receiving no response, Rep. Thompson was joined by Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), James Comer (R-KY), and Andy Harris (R-MD) in sending a follow-up letter to the White House expressing concern at the lack of bipartisan outreach. 

By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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