Senate Agriculture Committee Announces Subcommittee Assignments for 116th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the new Subcommittee assignments for the 116th Congress.
At a business meeting today, the full Committee approved Subcommittee chairs, ranking members, and assignments, which are listed below.
The Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade oversees matters regarding production agriculture, including commodity programs, crop insurance, commodity exchanges, agriculture trade, international food assistance, and credit.
The Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy oversees the many programs in USDA’s Rural Development mission area, including facilities, utilities, loans, and renewable energy.
The Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources oversees programs regarding conservation and protection of natural resources, regulation of pesticides and agriculture biotechnology, and forestry.
The Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops oversees programs regarding food and nutrition assistance, school meals, non-program crops and research.
The Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security oversees matters involving livestock and dairy production, as well as marketing, food safety, and security issues.
*Senator Roberts and Senator Stabenow serve as ex officio members of all subcommittees.
Sarah Little (Roberts):
Jess McCarron (Stabenow):
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