What is in this article?:
- Alabama well represented on farm bill conference committee
- Not acceptable
• U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers and Martha Roby, both Republicans from Alabama, were appointed to the farm bill conference committee last week by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
U.S. REPRESENTATIVES Mike Rogers and Martha Roby, both Alabama Republicans, will serve on the House Agriculture Committee.
“Not passing a farm bill is simply unacceptable, and though the House and Senate versions are very different, I’m hopeful we can find common ground.”
Other Republican conferees from the House Agriculture Committee include: Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Reps. Steve King, R-Iowa; Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas; Michael Conaway, R-Texas; Glenn Thompson, R-Pa.; Austin Scott, R-Ga.; Rick Crawford, R-Ark.; Kristi Noem, R-S.D.; Jeff Denham, R-Calif.; and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. Rep.
Steve Southerland, R-Fla., will serve as a leadership conferee.
Republican conferees from the House Foreign Affairs Committee are Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa.
Republican conferees from the House Ways and Means Committee are Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., and Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas.
Democratic conferees from the House Agriculture Committee are: Ranking Member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Reps. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.; Jim Costa, D-Calif.; Tim Walz, D-Minn.; Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.; Jim McGovern, D-Mass.; Suzan DelBene, D-Wash.; Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif.; and Filemon Vela, D-Texas.
Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, will serve as a leadership conferee.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and House Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sandy Levin, D-Mich., also were named conferees.
Senate conferees were appointed in August. They are: Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Ranking Member Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; and Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont.; Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; John Boozman, R-Ark.; Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; John Hoeven, R-N.D.; Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; and Pat Roberts, R-Kan.