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Chairman Conaway Announces Subcommittee Assignments

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Washington, February 1, 2017 | comments

Today, Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) announced subcommittee assignments for the 115th Congress.

“From promoting a strong farm safety net to rolling back burdensome regulations on our producers, our subcommittees will play an integral role as this committee goes to work this Congress. The diverse background of my talented colleagues will be instrumental in crafting the next farm bill, and I look forward to working with each of these dedicated advocates,” Conaway said.

General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Jurisdiction: Policies, statutes, and markets relating to commodities including barley, cotton, cottonseed, corn, grain sorghum, honey, mohair, oats, other oilseeds, peanuts, pulse crops, rice, soybeans, sugar, wheat, and wool; the Commodity Credit Corporation; risk management policies and statutes, including Federal Crop Insurance; producer data and privacy issues.

  • Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01), Chair
  • Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-07)
  • Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04)
  • Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
  • Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
  • Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-05)
  • Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (FL-2)
  • Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19)
  • Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-8), Ranking Member
  • Rep. Tim Walz (MN-1)
  • Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
  • Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL)
  • Rep. David Scott (GA-13)
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
  • Rep. Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL)
  • Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5)
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-1)


Nutrition

Jurisdiction: Policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives.

  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-05), Chair
  • Rep. Steve King (IA-4)
  • Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (IL- 13)
  • Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
  • Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07)
  • Rep. James Comer (KY-1)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1)
  • Rep. John Faso (NY-19)
  • Rep Jodey Arrington (TX-19)
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2), Ranking Member
  • Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12)
  • Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-2)
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11)
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1)
  • Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5)
  • Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
  • Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9)
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)


Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit

Jurisdiction: Policies, statutes, and markets relating to commodity exchanges; agricultural credit; rural development; energy; rural electrification.

  • Rep. Austin Scott (GA-08), Chair
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-03)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13)
  • Rep. James Comer (KY-1)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1)
  • Rep. John Faso (NY-19)
  • Rep. David Scott (GA-13), Ranking Member 
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18)
  • Rep. Ann Kuster (NH-2)
  • Rep. Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL)
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-1)
  • Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9)


Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research

Jurisdiction: Policies, statutes, and markets relating to horticulture, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and ornamentals; bees; and organic agriculture; policies and statutes relating to marketing and promotion orders; pest and disease management; bioterrorism; adulteration and quarantine matters; research, education, and extension; and biotechnology.

  • Rep. Rodney Davis (IL-13), Chair
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (OH-07)
  • Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10)
  • Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
  • Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07)
  • Rep. Don Bacon (NE-2)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (FL-2)
  • Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19)
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1), Ranking Member
  • Rep. Al Lawson (FL-5)
  • Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16)
  • Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-2)
  • Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-AL)


Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

Jurisdiction: Policies, statutes, and markets relating to all livestock, poultry, dairy, and seafood, including all products thereof; the inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities and products; aquaculture; animal welfare; grazing; foreign agricultural assistance and trade promotion.

  • Rep. David Rouzer (NC-07), Chair
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (VA-06)
  • Rep. Steve King (IA-04)
  • Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-04)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO-04)
  • Rep. Ted Yoho (FL-03)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (MS-1)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (KS-1)
  • Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16), Ranking Member
  • Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34)
  • Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
  • Rep. Stacey Plaskett (VI-AL)
  • Rep. Dwight Evans (PA-2)
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Conservation and Forestry

Jurisdiction: Policies and statutes relating to resource conservation, forestry, and all forests under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Agriculture.

  • Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03), Chair
  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-05)
  • Rep. Jeff Denham (CA-10)
  • Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)
  • Rep. Rick Allen (GA-12)
  • Rep. Mike Bost (IL-12)
  • Rep. Ralph Abraham (LA-05)
  • Rep. Trent Kelly (MS-1)
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11), Ranking Member
  • Rep. Tim Walz (MN-1)
  • Rep. Ann Kuster (NH-2)
  • Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-8)
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-1)
  • Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34)
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