Simmons named Democratic staff director on House Ag Committee

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2016 - Veteran House Agriculture Committee staffer Anne Simmons has been named to serve as the panel's Democratic staff director.

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Simmons currently serves as the committee's senior policy advisor. She has been on the panel's staff since 1993. Before that, she was on the staff of then-Congressman Tim Johnson of South Dakota. Simmons was raised on a corn, soybean and livestock farm near Spencer, Iowa, and graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

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“Anne brings both a thorough understanding of Capitol Hill and an in-depth knowledge of Agriculture Committee issues to this position,” said Collin Peterson of Minnesota, the committee's ranking member. “She has long been a trusted advisor to Agriculture Committee leaders and will serve an important leadership role in upcoming farm bill reauthorization discussions.”

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