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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson recently announced their appointments to the committee for the duration of the 113th Congress.
Chairman Lucas' announcement included only eight new appointments, five of which are freshmen. These appointments include Reps. Dan Benishek (MI-1), Jeff Denham (CA-10), and Rep. Mike Rogers (AL-3), along with incoming freshman Chris Collins (NY-27), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Richard Hudson (NC-8), Doug LaMalfa (CA-1), and Ted Yoho (FL-3).
Chairman Lucas also recently announced the creation of two new subcommittees including the Livestock, Rural Development and Credit Subcommittee along with the Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee. These committees will be headed up by Reps. Rick Crawford and Austin Scott respectively. For more details on subcommittee leadership, click here.
Last month, I promised an update on the progress of the Governance/Structure Task Group. However, this month, I need to briefly change the focus of this column in order to provide timely information on a couple of upcoming opportunities.
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