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Chairman David Scott Statement on Election as Ranking Member of House Agriculture Committee

WASHINGTON – House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott issued the following statement after being elected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee for the 118th Conrgess:

“I am very pleased to have been elected by my friends and Democratic colleagues to serve as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee for the next Congress,” Chairman David Scott said.

“From the beginning of my tenure as Chairman, I have made it a point to shine a light on the issues facing our country’s agriculture industry and our farmers, ranchers, and foresters. I have held hearings on topics like climate change, broadband, and support for our new, small, and underserved producers to help steer our Committee’s focus in a direction that would allow the agriculture industry in our country to thrive and compete in the 21st century. I am proud of the discussions we were able to have, and the funding we were able to secure for our industry in major pieces of legislation such as the American Rescue Plan, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act,” Chairman David Scott continued.

“This Committee will have so many important issues to tackle in the coming months, and as Ranking Member, my level of advocacy for Democratic priorities will be no different. Under my leadership, I believe we have accomplished important groundwork leading into the 2023 Farm Bill and I am looking forward to working across the aisle to ensure that we are doing our best to meet the needs of producers and consumers in this important legislation. Serving as Chairman of the Committee has been an honor, and I look forward to continuing to advance the great and important work of the Committee in my new position as Ranking Member,” Chairman David Scott added.

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