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House Committee on Agriculture

The House Committee on Agriculture has legislative jurisdiction over agriculture, food, rural development, and forestry.


Chair:
Rep. David Scott [D-GA13]
Ranking Member:
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA15]
Democrats:
26
Republicans:
23

The chair is always selected from the majority party and the ranking member is the most senior member of the minority party. The majority party ensures it has a majority on every committee.

Members

Portrait of David Scott
Chair
Democrat
GA-13
Portrait of Glenn Thompson
Ranking Member
Republican
PA-15
Portrait of Alma Adams
Democrat
NC-12
Portrait of Rick Allen
Republican
GA-12
Portrait of Cynthia Axne
Democrat
IA-3
Portrait of Don Bacon
Republican
NE-2
Portrait of James Baird
Republican
IN-4
Portrait of Troy Balderson
Republican
OH-12
Portrait of Cheri Bustos
Democrat
IL-17
Portrait of Katherine “Kat” Cammack
Republican
FL-3
Portrait of Salud Carbajal
Democrat
CA-24
Portrait of Michael Cloud
Republican
TX-27
Portrait of Luis Correa
Democrat
CA-46
Portrait of Jim Costa
Democrat
CA-16
Portrait of Angie Craig
Democrat
MN-2
Portrait of Eric “Rick” Crawford
Republican
AR-1
Portrait of Rodney Davis
Republican
IL-13
Portrait of Antonio Delgado
Democrat
NY-19
Portrait of Scott DesJarlais
Republican
TN-4
Portrait of Randy Feenstra
Republican
IA-4
Portrait of Michelle Fischbach
Republican
MN-7
Portrait of Jim Hagedorn
Republican
MN-1
Portrait of Josh Harder
Democrat
CA-10
Portrait of Vicky Hartzler
Republican
MO-4
Portrait of Jahana Hayes
Democrat
CT-5
Portrait of Chris Jacobs
Republican
NY-27
Portrait of Dusty Johnson
Republican
South Dakota
Portrait of Trent Kelly
Republican
MS-1
Portrait of Ro Khanna
Democrat
CA-17
Portrait of Ann Kirkpatrick
Democrat
AZ-2
Portrait of Ann Kuster
Democrat
NH-2
Portrait of Doug LaMalfa
Republican
CA-1
Portrait of Al Lawson Jr.
Democrat
FL-5
Portrait of Sean Maloney
Democrat
NY-18
Portrait of Tracey Mann
Republican
KS-1
Portrait of James “Jim” McGovern
Democrat
MA-2
Portrait of Mary Miller
Republican
IL-15
Portrait of Barry Moore
Republican
AL-2
Portrait of Tom O’Halleran
Democrat
AZ-1
Portrait of Jimmy Panetta
Democrat
CA-20
Portrait of Chellie Pingree
Democrat
ME-1
Portrait of Stacey Plaskett
Democrat
Virgin Islands
Portrait of David Rouzer
Republican
NC-7
Portrait of Bobby Rush
Democrat
IL-1
Portrait of Gregorio Sablan
Democrat
Northern Mariana Islands
Portrait of Kim Schrier
Democrat
WA-8
Portrait of Austin Scott
Republican
GA-8
Portrait of Abigail Spanberger
Democrat
VA-7
Portrait of Filemon Vela
Democrat
TX-34

Members are listed in order of their rank on the committee and its subcommittees. Committee membership information is from the unitedstates project on github.

Bills

There are 140 bills referred to this committee. Below find the top 100:

Reports

Date PDF Bill
Nov 26, 2019 PDF H.R. 4895 (116th): CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2019
May 3, 2018 PDF H.R. 2 (115th): Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018
Oct 26, 2017 PDF H.R. 3567 (115th): To authorize the purchase of a small parcel of Natural Resources Conservation Service property in Riverside, California, by the Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District, and for other purposes.
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2521 (115th): South Carolina Peanut Parity Act of 2017
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2921 (115th): National Forest System Vegetation Management Pilot Program Act of 2017
Oct 19, 2017 PDF H.R. 2941 (115th): Kisatchie National Forest Land Conveyance Act
May 18, 2017 PDF H.R. 953 (115th): Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 1177 (115th): Removing Outdated Restrictions to Allow for Job Growth Act
May 16, 2017 PDF H.R. 2154 (115th): To rename the Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center in Fargo, North Dakota, as the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center.
Mar 20, 2017 PDF H.R. 1029 (115th): Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 470 (114th): Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest Land Adjustment Act of 2015
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 845 (114th): National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act
Sep 20, 2016 PDF H.R. 5883 (114th): Clarification of Treatment of Electronic Sales of Livestock Act of 2016
Jun 23, 2015 PDF H.R. 2620 (114th): To amend the United States Cotton Futures Act to exclude certain cotton futures contracts from coverage under such Act.
Jun 4, 2015 PDF H.R. 2394 (114th): National Forest Foundation Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2051 (114th): Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2088 (114th): United States Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Act of 2015
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2289 (114th): Commodity End-User Relief Act
May 29, 2015 PDF H.R. 2393 (114th): Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015

Press Statements

Committee press statements from ProPublica Represent:

Costa Leads Effort to Protect Access to Overseas Markets for American Food Producers
    — Nov 2, 2020

Chair Fudge Statement on Court Ruling Striking Down USDA's Attempt to Strip SNAP Away for ABAWDs
    — Oct 19, 2020

Chairman Peterson Statement on World Food Day
    — Oct 16, 2020

Peterson Welcomes Announcement of CRP Payments to Producers
    — Oct 15, 2020

Fudge, Nutrition Subcommittee Members Demand Information, Documents from USDA on Mismanagement, Political Nature of Food Box Program
    — Oct 9, 2020

Costa Statement on UN World Food Programme Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize
    — Oct 9, 2020

Conaway: Latest Liberal Spending Spree Leaves America Behind
    — Oct 1, 2020

LaMalfa: USDA Conservation Programs Persevering Despite 2020’s Challenges
    — Oct 1, 2020

Chair Spanberger Closing Statement at Hearing on the Challenges and Successes of Conservation Programs in 2020
    — Oct 1, 2020

Agriculture Committee Leadership Presses Perdue on Diversity Trainings at USDA
    — Oct 1, 2020

Chair Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing on the Challenges and Successes of Conservation Programs in 2020
    — Oct 1, 2020

Chair Spanberger Opening Statement at Hearing on 2020 Wildfires
    — Sep 24, 2020

What They're Saying: Conaway Leads Introduction of Digital Commodity Legislation
    — Sep 24, 2020

LaMalfa, Conaway: Forest Health Key to Preventing Wildfires
    — Sep 24, 2020

Conaway Introduces Digital Commodity Regulatory Framework
    — Sep 24, 2020

Chair Spanberger Statement Following 2020 Wildfires Hearing
    — Sep 24, 2020

Witness List RE: “The 2020 Wildfire Year: Response and Recovery Efforts”
    — Sep 23, 2020

Conaway Commends Congressional Republican Leadership for Stopping Democrats’ Proposal to Defund Key Agricultural Programs
    — Sep 22, 2020

Conaway Rebukes House Democrats for Blocking USDA Funding for Rural America, Farmers, Ranchers, and Dairy Producers
    — Sep 21, 2020

Peterson Weighs in on Second CFAP Program from USDA
    — Sep 19, 2020