Ag Committee to Hold Two Hearings This Week

Ag Committee to Hold Two Hearings This Week

Child nutrition and market regulations are being addressed by Senate committee.

The Senate Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on child nutrition reauthorization Tuesday, a day after USDA's Economic Research Service released a report showing increasing numbers of children impacted by food insecurity. Ag Committee Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., says this program fights hunger and promotes health among tens of millions of children across the country. With so many families struggling with job losses and a poor economy, Lincoln says ending childhood hunger and improving child health take on even more importance.


The midmorning hearing will hear from Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack; Dr. Margaret Bogle, Executive Director of the Delta Obesity Prevention Research Unit; Mr. Rich Huddleston, Executive Director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families; Ms. Rhonda Sanders, Executive Director of Arkansas Hunger Alliance and Ms. Jennifer Smith, Director, Compliance director for Walmart.


Then, Wednesday forming, the Senate Ag Committee will hold a hearing entitled "Reforming U.S. Financial Market Regulation. The hearing will examine the U.S. derivatives market and the adequacy of the current regulatory structure to address loopholes that exist under current law. Among those testifying will be Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commotidy Futures Trading Commission and end users from several states.

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