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Farm bill 2018 conference committee members announced

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Updated: Senate conferees announced.


The farm bill conference committee is set.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced the Senate Democratic conferees:

  • Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry;
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy, Vermont, Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations;
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown, Ohio;
  • Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota;

Republicans named to the committee:

  • Sen. Pat Roberts, Kansas, Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry;
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky;
  • Sen. John Boozman, Arkansas;
  • Sen. John Hoeven, North Dakota, and
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.

“This strong group of Senate conferees knows how to work together on a bipartisan basis to get the Farm Bill across the finish line,” said Roberts and Stabenow in a joint statement. “We look forward to beginning the conference process so we can provide certainty to our farmers, families, and rural communities.”

The nine Senate conferees announced Aug. 1 will join the 47 House members named to the committee on July 18. A public hearing of the committee was not announced.

Speaker Paul Ryan named the Republicans:

House Agriculture Committee

  • Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX)
  • Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
  • Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)
  • Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL)
  • Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA)
  • Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR)
  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO)
  • Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)
  • Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)
  • Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC)
  • Rep. Roger Marshall (R-KS)
  • Rep. Jodey Arrington (R-TX)

House Education and the Workforce Committee

  • Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
  • Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA)

House Energy and Commerce Committee

  • Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL)
  • Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

House Financial Services Committee

  • Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
  • Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) 

House Foreign Affairs Committee

  • Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA)
  • Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH)

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

  • Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC)
  • Rep. James Comer (R-KY)

House Natural Resources Committee

  • Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT)
  • Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-AR)

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

  • Rep. Ralph Abraham (R-LA)
  • Rep. Neal Dunn (R-FL)

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

  • Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA)
  • Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH)

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi named the Democrats:

House Committee on Agriculture:

  • Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota
  • Rep. David Scott of Georgia
  • Rep. Jim Costa of California
  • Rep. Tim Walz of Minnesota
  • Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio
  • Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts
  • Rep. Filemon Vela of Texas
  • Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico
  • Rep. Ann Kuster of New Hampshire
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona

Education and Workforce:

  • Rep. Alma Adams of North Carolina

Energy and Commerce:

  • Rep. Paul Tonko of New York

Financial Services:

  • Ranking Member Maxine Waters of California

Foreign Affairs:

  • Ranking Member Eliot Engel of New York

Natural Resources:

  • Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva of Arizona 

Oversight and Government Reform:

  • Rep. Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands

Science, Space and Technology:

  • Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas

Transportation and Infrastructure:

  • Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois 

Source: Office of Speaker Paul Ryan, Office of Nancy Pelosi

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