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New, Returning Ag Committee Members Announced


The new and returning Republican and Democratic members of the House Agriculture Committee have been announced.

“This is a great group of incoming and returning members, both for the Agriculture Committee and the Republican conference as a whole,” said Conaway. “Their diverse backgrounds will be integral as the committee goes to work – from protecting the farm safety net for producers, to ensuring the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) works to help lift families out of poverty, to rolling back burdensome regulations that strangle businesses. I am confident in the team we have assembled, and I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues.”

The new House Agriculture Committee members are as follows.

Jodey Arrington, representing Texas’ 19th District
Don Bacon, representing Nebraska’s 2nd District
James Comer, representing Kentucky’s 1st District
Neal Dunn, representing Florida’s 2nd District
John Faso, representing New York’s 19th District
Roger Marshall, representing Kansas’ 1st District

Conaway also announced that Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), who chaired the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry in the 114th Congress, will serve as Vice Chairman of the committee.

“GT is always working on behalf of agriculture – both on and off the committee,” Conaway said. “His experience from serving three terms as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, as well as his diligent work to improving the nation’s production agriculture system are of great value to me and the committee.”

“I am honored to be named Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture,” Thompson said. “I look forward to continuing my work in the 115th Congress with our dedicated and knowledgeable Chairman Conaway who leads the Committee’s important work to represent rural America. Our farmers, ranchers and growers are the foundation of this great nation, and they play an essential role in the lives of everyday Americans. Representing rural Pennsylvania, it is a privilege for me to be one of the leading voices in the House of Representatives on these critical issues.”

Below is the complete House Agriculture Committee Majority roster for the 115th Congress:

Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11)
Vice Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5)
Bob Goodlatte (VA-6)
Frank D. Lucas (OK-3)
Steven King (IA-4)
Mike Rogers (AL-3)
Bob Gibbs (OH-7)
Austin Scott (GA-8)
Rick Crawford (AR-1)
Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)
Vicky Hartzler (MO-4)
Jeff Denham (CA-10)
Doug LaMalfa (CA-1)
Rodney Davis (IL-13)
Ted Yoho (FL-3)
Rick Allen (GA-12)
Mike Bost (IL-12)
David Rouzer (NC-7)
Ralph Abraham (LA-5)
Trent Kelly (MS-1)
James Comer (KY-1)
Roger Marshall (KS-1)
Don Bacon (NE-2)
John Faso (NY-19)
Neal Dunn (FL-2)
Jodey Arrington (TX-19)

Democratic appointees

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson has also announced the 20 Democrats appointed to serve on the House Agriculture Committee for the 115th Congress.

“The Agriculture Committees new and returning members are ready to get to work on the wide variety of issues overseen by the Committee, including reauthorizing the 2014 Farm Bill. I look forward to working with them and the Republican members of the Committee this Congress,” Peterson said.

Democratic Members, by seniority:
Collin Peterson (MN-7)
David Scott (GA-13)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Tim Walz (MN-1)
Marcia Fudge (OH-11)
Jim McGovern (MA-2)
Filemon Vela (TX-34)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)
Ann Kuster (NH-2)
Rick Nolan (MN-8)
Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL)
Alma Adams (NC-12)
Dwight Evans (PA-2)
Al Lawson (FL-5)
Tom O’Halleran (AZ-1)
Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
Darren Soto (FL-9)
Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL)

Source: House Agriculture Committee

 

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