Today Congressman David Scott (GA-13) was elected to chair the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit.
“I am proud to be named Chairman once again of such an influential subcommittee within the Agriculture Committee,” said Scott. “The Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee provides oversight of commodity markets and their regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, as well as agricultural credit and loans, rural development, rural energy, and bioenergy. As commodity markets have grown to over an $8 trillion part of the American economy and agriculture contributes $73 billion to Georgia’s economy, it is paramount now more than ever that we ensure that our farmers have access to the credit they need so they can continue to feed the world.”
In addition to chairing the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit, Congressman David Scott will also return to his senior position on the House Financial Services Committee.