Farming is hard work that is vital to Indiana. The agriculture industry contributes almost $38 billion a year to Indiana’s economy and supports nearly 190,000 jobs. Yet, like many other employers, Indiana’s agriculture industry faces too many federal regulations and a complex risk-management system that makes their work harder and our food more expensive. Farmers need certainty and programs that help them provide safe and affordable products while supporting jobs that help Hoosiers feed their own families. That’s why I supported the Farm Bill that will provide stability for hardworking farmers for the next five years.
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WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for and the House passed a resolution disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule that attempts to redefine “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
The rule significantly expands the scope of Federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and undermines the role of states as partners and co-regulators of the nation’s waterways.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) worked Wednesday to help restore the major cuts to crop insurance contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015. He along with Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and others who represent agriculture states have secured an agreement that all cuts to the crop insurance program will be fully restored by the end of the year.
WASHINGTON—This evening, Congressman Luke Messer voted for and the House passed the Regulatory Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732). This bill stops the President’s unprecedented and controversial attempt to takeover of our nation’s waterways by doing the following:
First, it clarifies the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) scope of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Second, it preserves the co-partnership between state and Federal regulators who work together to maintain the cleanliness of our nation’s waters.
WASHINGTON —Last night, Congressman Luke Messer voted to allow Hoosier farmers to do their jobs without costly and unnecessary government interference. The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act of 2014 (H.R. 5078), which Congressman Messer voted for, stops the redefinition of “navigable waters” by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and preserves the existing federal-state partnership under the Clean Water Act (CWA).