When I became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee in January of this year, I had one primary goal: to ensure that America’s farmers and ranchers have the policies in place that they need to feed, fuel, and clothe the nation while ensuring stability and consistency for farmers, ranchers, consumers, markets, and rural communities. After all, agriculture is the foundation of our livelihood and the lifeblood of rural America. And, while our work will never be done, we are off to a great start.
Goodlatte Congratulates Rob Portman Appointment
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairman Bob Goodlatte today issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s confirmation of Rob Portman’s appointment as U.S. Trade Representative (USTR):
“On behalf of the House Committee on Agriculture, I would like to congratulate Rob Portman on his appointment as the U.S. Trade Representative. Rob and I were both members of the 1992 freshman class and I have enjoyed working with him in Congress for the last decade. He has proven to be a strong leader in the House of Representatives and I am confident that he will continue to work with the Congress throughout the negotiating process.”