Press Release

Scott Announces Ranking Membership on House Agriculture Subcommittee

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Washington, February 2, 2017 | comments

Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was once again selected to serve as the Ranking Democratic member of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit by the Democratic Members of the House Agriculture Committee.  The subcommittee’s jurisdiction includes oversight of commodity exchanges, including the Cobb County based InterContinental Exchange, one of the largest commodity exchanges in the world; as well as agricultural credit; rural development; energy; and rural electrification.  

Congressman Scott has also selected to serve on the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, which conducts oversight of the Risk Management Agency, which provides crop insurance to Georgia’s farmers, and the Farm Service Agency, which administers vital crop support programs.

Scott released the following statement on his assignments:

“It is an honor to continue to serve as Ranking Member of the Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit subcommittee, as well as on the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee.  The Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit subcommittee has the important task of providing oversight for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, rural development, agricultural lending and credit institutions.  And the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management subcommittee has jurisdiction over policies on commodities, including important Georgia crops like peanuts, cotton, cottonseed, corn, and soybeans.  Well-functioning and well-regulated commodity markets and effective commodity policies are important to the well-being of the agricultural industry.  I look forward to working with all members of the committee ensuring that policies put forward work for my constituents, help promote growth, and allow Georgia farmers to continue to feed the world.”

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