Dec 18, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC -- This week, Senate and House Majority leadership announced assignments to the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture.
Republicans who will accompany incoming Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) on the Senate Agriculture Committee include: John Boozman of Arkansas, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Joni Ernst of Iowa, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, John Hoeven of North Dakota, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, David Perdue of Georgia, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, John Thune of South Dakota, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will lose two democrat seats as a result of the new majority. The two Senators not returning to the Committee are Tom Harkin of Iowa who is retiring and John Walsh of Montana who dropped out of the general election.
Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) announced eight new Republican members: Jackie Walorski of Indiana, Ralph Abraham of Louisiana, Rick Allen of Georgia, Mike Bost of Illinois, Tom Emmer of Minnesota, John Moolenaar of Michigan, Dan Newhouse of Washington, and David Rouzer of North Carolina.
"USA Rice has a strong history with Senators Boozman and Cochran, and with Representative Conaway," said Ben Mosely, USA Rice Federation vice president of government affairs. "We look forward to working with them to help educate new members of the committees on issues important to rice producers across the country."
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