Lots of new faces on ag committee

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WASHINGTON — The new House Committee on Agriculture will sport many returning representatives, but at least on the Democrat lineup, 11 are freshman legislators.

Committee chair Collin C. Peterson, Minnesota, announced the House agriculture committee members for the 111th Congress last week. On the Democrat side, members include 11 freshmen and 17 returning members. The House Republican Conference has named 17 lawmakers to serve on the committee and has left one seat vacant.

The 28 Democrats who will serve on the committee are:

– Chair Collin C. Peterson, Minn.

– Rep. Tim Holden, Pa.

– Rep. Mike McIntyre, N.C.

– Rep. Leonard L. Boswell, Iowa

– Rep. Joe Baca, Calif.

– Rep. Dennis A. Cardoza, Calif.

– Rep. David Scott, Ga.

– Rep. Jim Marshall, Ga.

– Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, S.D.

– Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas

– Rep. Jim Costa, Calif.

– Rep. Brad Ellsworth, Ind.

– Rep. Timothy J. Walz, Minn.

– Rep. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, N.Y.

– Rep. Steve Kagen, Wis.

– Rep. Kurt Schrader, Ore.

– Rep. Deborah L. Halvorson, Ill.

– Rep. Kathleen A. Dahlkemper, Pa.

– Rep. Eric J. J. Massa, N.Y.

– Rep. Bobby Bright, Ala.

– Rep. Betsy Markey, Colo.

– Rep. Frank Kratovil, Jr., Md.

– Rep. Mark H. Schauer, Mich.

– Rep. Larry Kissell, N.C.

– Rep. John A. Boccieri, Ohio

– Rep. Earl Pomeroy, N.D.

– Rep. Travis W. Childers, Miss.

– Rep. Walt Minnick, Idaho

The 17 Republicans (with one additional vacant seat) who will serve on the committee are:

– Ranking Member Frank Lucas, Okla.

– Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Va.

– Rep. Jerry Moran, Kan.

– Rep. Timothy V. Johnson, Ill.

– Rep. Sam Graves, Mo.

– Rep. Mike Rogers, Ala.

– Representative Steve King, Iowa

– Representative Randy Neugebauer, Texas

– Rep. Virginia Foxx, N.C.

– Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Texas

– Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, Neb.

– Rep. Jean Schmidt, Ohio

– Rep. Adrian Smith, Neb.

– Rep. Robert E. Latta, Ohio

– Rep. Phil Roe, Tenn.

– Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, Mo.

– Rep. Glenn W. Thompson, Pa.

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