The Hagstrom Report says the full House Republican Conference ratified committee ranking members for the upcoming 117th Congress.
Pennsylvania Representative Glenn “G.T.” Thompson is now the ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says, “Congressman Thompson is ready to lead his colleagues on an issue he knows best.
He comes from a family of dairy farmers, and has lived in rural Pennsylvania his whole life, so he understands what needs to get done to take American agriculture to the next level.”
Thompson, who replaces the retiring Michael Conaway, says, “The challenges ahead of us are considerable, but we will continue to put farm families first.”
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane issued a statement praising the vote by the Republican Steering Committee.
“Cattle producers in Pennsylvania and across the country are well represented by Congressman Thompson,” Lane says.
“From his long-standing track record of bipartisan legislative victories to his work mentoring the next generation of agriculture leaders, ‘GT’ does it all.”
Lane also says that the Pennsylvania Republican is an “exemplary choice” to guide the committee for years to come, and they are excited to work with him and his team in the next Congress.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)