Plaskett Named Chair of House Agriculture Subcommittee for 117th Congress

Capitol Building in Washington D.C. (photo from nps)

Today, following the House Agriculture Committee’s Democratic Caucus organizational meeting, Chairman David Scott of Georgia announced the election of the chairs of the committee’s six subcommittees:

Jim Costa of California will chair the Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture

Abigail Spanberger of Virginia will chair the Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry

Jahana Hayes of Connecticut will chair the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations

Antonio Delgado of New York will chair the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit

Cheri Bustos of Illinois will chair the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management

Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands will chair the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research

“Each of these members is well suited to take on the task of the very important issues facing their subcommittees,” said Chairman Scott. “I look forward to working with each of them to continue advancing the work of the committee and serving our consumers, food and fiber producers, and rural communities during this critical time.”