Our 12 State region's representation on 112th Congress committees in the House of Representatives and the Senate
The House Committee on Agriculture has jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy and oversight of some federal agencies, and it can recommend funding appropriations for various government agricultural agencies, programs, and activities.
House Agriculture Subcommittees
Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition
Agency oversight, review and analysis, special investigations, food stamps, nutrition and consumer programs.
James P. McGovern, (D-MA)
General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Commodity programs, risk management, including crop insurance, commodity exchanges, and specialty crops (i.e., sugar, tobacco, peanuts).
Conservation, Energy, and Forestry
Soil, water, and resource conservation, small watershed program, energy and biobased energy production, rural electrification, private forestry.
Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA-5), Chair
Ann Kuster (D-NH-2)
Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
Fruits and vegetables, honey and bees, marketing and promotion orders, plant pesticides, quarantine, adulteration of seeds and insect pests, organic agriculture, research, education and extension, biotechnology, foreign agriculture assistance, trade promotion.
Livestock, Rural Development, and Credit
Livestock, dairy, poultry, meat, seafood and seafood products, inspection, marketing, and promotion of such commodities, aquaculture, animal welfare and grazing, rural development, farm security and family farming matters, and agricultural credit.
House Appropriations Full Committee
The Committee on Appropriations is in charge of setting the specific expenditures of money by the government of the United States. As such, it is one of the most powerful committees.
Nita M. Lowey (D-NY) - Ranking Member
José E. Serrano (D-NY)
Rosa L. DeLauro (D-CT)
Chaka Fattah (D-PA)
Steve Israel (D-NY)
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)
Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R-NJ)
Charles W. Dent (R-PA)
Senate Agriculture Committee
The Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry is comprised of 20 members. 11 members of the majority; 9 members of the minority. The Chairman and Ranking Member are selected at the start of each Congress, and members are assigned to the Committee thereafter. For more information on the Senate Committee system, click here.
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Robert Casey (D-PA)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations has jurisdiction over all discretionary spending legislation in the Senate.