Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson was elected by the Republican Steering Committee to serve as Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee in the 117th Congress. At the conclusion of the vote, Congressman Thompson issued the following statement:
“As a lifelong resident of a small town in rural Central Pennsylvania and the descendant of a long line of dairy farmers, I am incredibly humbled to have been elected by my Republican colleagues to be their leader on the House Agriculture Committee in the 117th Congress,” said Rep. Thompson. “The challenges ahead of us are considerable, but we will continue to put farm families first and ensure our country has the most safe and affordable food supply chain on the planet.”
Thompson will succeed outgoing Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) on the committee that has jurisdiction over issues including food assistance programs and aid for farmers. Conaway announced his retirement in July 2019.
Thompson was first elected to Congress in 2008 and is the ranking member of the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee. He edged out Reps. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) to claim the lead spot on the committee.
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