Three Democratic freshman senators named Senate Ag Subcommittee chairs
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 - The Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee today announced the roster for its five subcommittees, including three Democratic freshman senators serving as chairs.
Sens. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and William Cowan, D-Mass., surprisingly received subcommittee chair positions. Also, committee Republicans chose one freshman senator as a subcommittee ranking member, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
The members of the Subcommittee on Commodities, Markets, Trade and Risk Management include:
Chairman Donnelly, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Heitkamp, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Ranking member Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., Hoeven, and Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb.
Members of the Subcommittee on Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation include:
Chairman Heitkamp, Brown, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Donnelly, and Cowan.
Ranking member Johanns, Hoeven, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Boozman.
Members of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food and Agricultural Research include:
Chairman Cowan, Sen. Pat Leahy, D-Ver., Harkin, Brown, Gillibrand, and Bennet.
Ranking member Hoeven, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chambliss, Grassley, and Thune.
Members of the Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry and Natural Resources include:
Chairman Bennet, Harkin, Klobuchar, Leahy, Baucus, and Heitkamp.
Ranking member Boozman, McConnell, Chambliss, Grassley, and Thune.
Members of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security include:
Chairman Gillibrand, Leahy, Baucus, Klobuchar, Donnelly, and Cowan.
Ranking member Roberts, McConnell, Boozman, Johanns, and Grassley.
Committee Chairwoman Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and ranking member Thad Cochran, R-Miss., will serve as ex officio members of all subcommittees.
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