Democratic caucus confirms Scott as Ag chair
The House Democatic Caucus on Thursday approved the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee’s recommendation of Rep. David Scott, R-Ga., as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.
Scott succeeds House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., who lost his bid for re-election.
in a new release announcing a long list of committee chairs, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., noted that Scott and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., are the first African-Americans to hold those positions.
–The Hagstrom Report
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