Today, House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn "GT" Thompson issued the following statement welcoming newly-elected Representative Mayra Flores (TX-34) to the House Agriculture Committee:
"After a historic victory in Texas’ 34th Congressional District, I’m excited to welcome Congresswoman Mayra Flores to the House Agriculture Committee. As the first Mexican-born Congresswoman and the first Republican to represent the Rio Grande Valley in more than a century, I look forward to Representative Flores sharing her unique perspective. I have great confidence she will represent the agriculture industry well and I’m grateful to have her on our farm team as we work together to support rural communities nationwide," said Rep. Thompson.
"As a legal immigrant from Mexico who grew up working in cotton fields to help ends meet, I am looking forward to working alongside my colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee to advance commonsense policies that help farmers and producers in South Texas and across the country continue to feed the world and provide good-paying jobs for Americans,"said Rep. Flores.