FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
Brian Long, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 733-4216, ext. 242
Commissioner Troxler to speak at congressional hearing
on tobacco Thursday morning
RALEIGH – Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will be in Washington, D.C., Thursday to speak at a congressional hearing on tobacco.
Rep. Mike McIntyre, of North Carolina’s 7th District, invited Troxler to testify before the House Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops and Foreign Agriculture. McIntyre is the subcommittee’s chairman.
Troxler’s testimony will focus on the potential impact of federal regulation of tobacco on North Carolina farmers. Bills pending in the House and Senate would place tobacco products under federal oversight.
The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in room 1302 of the Longworth House Office Building.