After Iowa Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, was stripped of his committee assignments earlier this week, Iowa agriculture groups lamented in a Des Moines Register article that Iowa had maintained a member of the House Agriculture Committee going back 120 years.
The lack of Iowans on the Ag Committee lasted roughly a day as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recommended members for Agriculture, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Veterans' Affairs Committees for the new Congress.
The list announced for the Agriculture Committee is not the full list, but a mix of new and veteran lawmakers who will be joining or rejoining the committee this session. The full list of committee members will be released soon.
Among the new members is Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, who was elected to represent Southwest Iowa.
Congresswoman Cindy Axne of Iowa
Congressman Anthony Brindisi of New York
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos of Illinois
Congressman Salud Carbajal of California
Congressman TJ Cox of California
Congresswoman Angie Craig of Minnesota
Congressman Antonio Delgado of New York
Congressman Josh Harder of California
Congresswoman Jahana Hayes of Connecticut
Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona
Congressman Al Lawson of Florida
Congressman Tom O’Halleran of Arizona
Congressman Jimmy Panetta of California
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine
Congresswoman Kim Schrier of Washington
Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger of Virginia
Congressman Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey
One list not released yet would be new Democrats added to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The significance there is E&C oversees biofuel policies.
Democratic members added to other committees released so far can be viewed at https://www.speaker.gov/…
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