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Austin Scott to serve as ranking member on ag subcommittee

Rep Austin Scott (Georgia 8th District) will serve as the ranking member on the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit, which also oversees rural development.  Scott was appointed as ranking member of the subcommittee by Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Michael Conaway (R-Texas).

Scott will also serve on the subcommittee for general farm commodities and risk management.

“It is certainly no secret the size and scope the agriculture industry plays in Georgia, and I am thankful to once again be serving on the House Agriculture Committee to bring further reform and relief to our producers and rural communities,” said Rep. Scott. “While I was very glad we could get a new farm bill finished in the 115th Congress, there is still much work to be done for our farmers and rural areas, including through delivering much-needed federal assistance for those impacted by recent natural disasters. The time to bring this relief is now, and I am continuing to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get this done.”

As chairman of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchange, Energy and Credit in the 115th Congress, Rep. Scott worked to build infrastructure in rural communities, namely high-speed broadband service. In the 2018 farm bill, Scott was able to include two amendments to bring modernization and accountability to broadband services and infrastructure investment in rural American. He seeks to continue that work in the coming years.

Other Georgia representatives serving on the House Agriculture Committee are Rick Allen (R-12th District) and David Scott (D-13th District).