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Thompson, Scott Statement on the Passing of U.S. Congressman Charles Stenholm

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson and Ranking Member David Scott today released the following statement upon learning of the passing of former Committee Ranking Member Charlie Stenholm:

"We are saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman Charles Stenholm, a distinguished public servant who dedicated more than 26 years of his life to the people of Texas and the United States. Charlie had an intimate understanding of American agriculture and a lifelong commitment to supporting rural communities. He will be greatly missed by many. Our hearts go out to his wife Cindy and his family. They will be in our prayers.”

Stenholm was a Member of Congress from the state of Texas, serving in the House of Representatives from January 1979 to January 2005. He was the Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee from January 1997 to January 2005 and served as a chair of several subcommittees during his many years of service to American agriculture.

In an October 2022 interview, Stenholm spoke about his time on the Committee in celebration of its 200th anniversary. Watch it here.