Washington, D.C. Update

April 12, 2024

House Agriculture Appropriations Holds a Member Day

On Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee Agriculture Subcommittee held a member day where members of the House of Representatives not on the Committee could voice their input on the USDA budget request for FY2025. During the event, Democratic members emphasized the importance of investing in nutrition programs. They were supportive of the requested increase in funding for the WIC program. Also discussed during the event was research in precision agriculture and its potential to improve production efficiency.

Rep. Tom Cole Elected Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee On Wednesday, the House Republican Conference elected Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) to be chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Cole will fill the role currently held by Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), who announced she would be stepping down after the FY2024 bills were completed. Rep. Granger will also be retiring at the end of this year after serving since 1997. Rep. Cole previously served as the chairman of the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee. 

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