Thompson elected chairman of House Agriculture Committee

On Dec. 7, the House Republican Steering Committee elected Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (PA-15) as chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture for the 118th Congress. Thompson will be the first chairman from Pennsylvania in nearly 170 years.

"I am honored to lead the Committee on Agriculture and build on the accomplishments of the past two years as Ranking Member," Thompson said in a statement. "The political landscape in Washington may be fractured, but as chairman, I will prioritize the needs of our producers and rural communities—the backbone of this country.

"We will keep our foot on the gas to deliver principled solutions, robust oversight, and a farm bill that is responsive to the needs of the country’s farmers, ranchers, and foresters."