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Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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114th Congress Leadership

House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Michael Conaway of Texas, named U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) the Chairman for the Subcommittee on "Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit" for the 114th Congress. The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over policies, statues, and markets relating to commodity exchanges; agricultural credit; rural development; energy; rurual electrification. 

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January 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, today joined the other House members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation in applauding President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The following delegation members issued statements on President-elect Trump’s choice of Sonny Perdue for Secretary of Agriculture:

January 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Agriculture Committee Chairman, K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), recently announced U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08) will serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit for the 115th Congress.

February 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, today released the following statement following recent media reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to deny assistance to American cotton farmers and the rural communities that depend on the U.S. cotton industry:

June 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, offered the following statement on the House passage of H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act, which authorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). 

May 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC -The House Agriculture Committee today approved H.R. 2289, the Commodity End-User Relief Act, introduced by Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), Rep. Austin Scott (GA-8), and Rep. David Scott (GA-13).  This bipartisan legislation will reauthorize and improve the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as ensure robust markets, consumer protections, and a balanced approach to regulations impacting job creators.

March 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The House Agriculture Committee today continued its series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which lapsed in September 2013. Members of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), held a public hearing to examine the reauthorization of the CFTC from the perspective of market participants. The subcommittee heard from a panel of end-users yesterday.

March 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, today held a public hearing to examine the reauthorization of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the challenges end-users face as they use these markets.

February 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, today questioned the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman, Timothy Massad, during the House Agriculture Committee’s hearing on the 2015 Agenda for the CFTC and submitted the following statement for the record.

January 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Agriculture Committee Chairman, K. Michael Conaway (TX-11), today announced the Agriculture Subcommittee assignments for U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08).

Congressman Scott is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit for the 114th Congress. In addition, the Congressman is proud to serve on the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, of which he was Chairman in the 113th Congress, and the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management. 

July 11, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Austin Scott (GA-08), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture, today held a hearing on the benefits of biotechnology.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine ways in which consumers and society can benefit from biotechnological advances and to address the challenges that biotechnology faces in consumer acceptance.

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