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July 24, 2013 - House Agriculture Committee General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee hearing entitled "The Future of the CFTC End-User Perspective."

This hearing, the third in a series of CFTC reauthorization hearings, focused on the views of the derivative end-users. Chairman Conaway set the hearing's tone in his opening remarks by saying that the CFTC continues to overreach in the implementation of the Dodd/Frank Act and that this would ultimately lead to higher prices for consumers.  Ranking Member Scott added a new dimension to the hearing by suggesting the reauthorization should include a provision to prevent Wall Street entities from ownership participation in commodity related holdings.

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