Congressman Scott Congratulates New Ag Committee Chair
Earlier this month, the House Republican Steering Committee elected Congressman Glenn Thompson as chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 118th Congress. Thompson will be the first Agriculture Committee chairman from Pennsylvania in nearly 170 years.
That means that Ag Committee Chairman David Scott, a Georgia democrat, is now the outgoing Chairman.
Scott congratulated Thompson and reflected on his two years leading the committee by stating, “It has been the honor of a lifetime for me to serve as the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and I am deeply appreciative of the support and friendships of each member of the committee.”
In a released statement, Scott went on to say, “as I prepare to hand the gavel over to Mr. Thompson, I wish him the best in this role. I am encouraged by the bipartisan work we have accomplished together, particularly around our shared interest in broadband and access to USDA programs for our new and small producers. Heading into the 2023 Farm Bill, I am hopeful and prayerful that the collegial spirit will continue and that the Agriculture Committee will be able to deliver a farm bill with strong Republican and Democratic bipartisan support.”
Thank you to Congressman Scott for his service.