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Monday, December 7, 2020

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Ag Groups Cheer Election of David Scott as Chairman of the House Ag Committee
Congressman David Scott (D-GA) was chosen as the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress, overwhelmingly elected yesterday by the full House Democratic caucus.

“On behalf of the chicken industry, I want to congratulate Congressman Scott on being named the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, a historic achievement as the first African American and first Georgia House member to ever hold the position,” said NCC President Mike Brown. “As a veteran of the committee, and a long-time member of the Congressional Chicken Caucus, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of agricultural issues to the chairmanship. We look forward to working with him in the 117th Congress on matters of importance to our industry.”

House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of congratulations for the newly selected Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman Glenn Thompson (PA-15): "GT has served as my deputy on the House Agriculture Committee for the past six years. He was instrumental in crafting the 2018 Farm Bill, and I know he’ll continue to bring his strong work ethic and steadfast commitment to America’s farmers and ranchers to this new role.”

He responded with this, "House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) released the following statement of congratulations for the newly selected Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Congressman David Scott (GA-13): “David has a long history of serving this nation, both in the Georgia State Legislature and in Congress. He has proven himself to be a champion for rural America. I wish him the best of luck as he takes on this important new role.”

The following statement may be attributed to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall:
“We at the American Farm Bureau Federation congratulate Representative Scott on his selection to be the next chair of the House Agriculture Committee. For almost two decades Congressman Scott has worked on behalf of farmers and ranchers. His legislative experience, a childhood working on his grandparents’ farm, and being the first African American chosen to lead the committee all give him a unique perspective needed to tackle the challenges facing rural America.

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