January 23, 2020

House Agriculture Committee- Post Election

Categories: Farm Bill

House- Returning, Year Elected

Chairman, Frank Lucas (R., Okla.)- 1994
Ranking Member, Collin Peterson (D., Minn.)- 1990
Vice-Chairman, Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.)- 1992
Mike McIntrye (D., N.C.) (slim lead, race not officially called)- 1996
Steve King (R., Iowa)- 2002
Randy Neugebauer (R., Tex.)- 2003
Michael Conaway (R., Tex.)- 2004
Jeff Fortenberry (R., Neb.)- 2004
David Scott (D., Ga.)- 2002
Henry Cuellar (D., Tex)- 2004
Glenn Thompson (R., Pa.)- 2008
Jim Costa (D., Calf.)- 2004
Tim Walz (D., Minn.)- 2006
Thomas Rooney (R., Fla.)- 2008
Marlin Stutzman (R., Ind.)- 2010
Kurt Schrader (D., Ore.)- 2008
Bob Gibbs (R., Ohio)- 2010
Austin Scott (R., Ga.)- 2010
Bill Owens (D., N.Y.)- 2010
Chellie Pingree (D., Maine)- 2008
Scott Tipton (R., Colo.)- 2010
Steve Southerland (R., Fla.)- 2010
Joe Courtney (D., Conn.)- 2006
Peter Welch (D., Vt.)- 2006
Rick Crawford (R., Ark.)- 2010
Martha Roby (R., Ala.)- 2010
Marcia Fudge (D., Ohio)- 2008
Gregorio Sablan (NMI)- 2008
Tim Huelskamp (R., Kan.)- 2010
Scott DesJariais (R., Tenn.)- 2010
Terri Sewell (D., Ala.)- 2010
James McGovern (D., Mass.)- 1996
Renee Ellmers (R., N.C.)- 2010
Chris Gibson (R., N.Y.)- 2010
Randy Hultgren (R., Il.)- 2010
Vicky Hartzler (R., Mo.)- 2010
Reid Ribble (R., Wis.)- 2010
Kristi Noem (R., S.D.)- 2010

House- Not Returning

Timothy Johnson (R., Il.)- Retired
Tim Holden (D., Pa.)- Lost in Primary
Leonard Boswell (D., Iowa)- Lost General Election
Joe Baca (D., Calif.)- Lost in General Election
Jean Schmidt (R., Ohio)- Lost in Primary
Larry Kissell (D., N.C.)- Lost in General Election
Bobby Schilling (R., Il.)- Lost in General Election


Farm Bill (Political Notes); and, the Ag Economy

Political Notes –Snapshot, Farm Bill Issues

Peter Nicholas and Carol E. Lee reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday in a closely fought race, overcoming the doubts of a nation ravaged by a prolonged economic downturn and setting up a test of whether he can forge a productive second term in a divided political system.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate remained in Democrat control, while the GOP retained its edge in the House of Representatives.

Today’s Journal article noted that, “After the election, Washington remained aligned exactly as it was Tuesday morning, despite $6 billion in spending and 1.2 million political ads in the presidential race alone.”

Julie Harker reported yesterday at Brownfield that, “[Pat Westhoff, the director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri] tells Brownfield Ag News, ‘If there’s no change in the balance of power in Washington, there’s less of a reason to put off major choices that have to be made, not just about the Farm Bill but about many other things.’  Westhoff says farm bill passage during the lame duck session of Congress appears more likely under an Obama win.”