Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies


Rep. Sanford Bishop, Ranking Member

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

Rep. Chellie Pingree

Rep. Mark Pocan


Department of Agriculture (Except Forest Service)

Farm Credit Administration

Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

Recent Activity

April 19, 2016 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.


This committee gives us all not only an intimate look into the operations of government, but in doing so it develops friendships among the committee members.


April 19, 2016 Press Release

I thank Chairman Aderholt, Ranking Member Farr, and Chairman Rogers for their work on this bill. 


April 18, 2016 Press Release

2017 mark:                          $21.3 billion

2017 request:                    $21.6 billion

2016 enacted:                    $21.75 billion


The Chairman’s mark provides:

June 23, 2015 Press Release

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.  I appreciate the efforts of Chairman Rogers, Chairman Aderholt, and Ranking Member Farr in putting this bill together and holding this markup.


February 11, 2015 Press Release

The Commodity Future Trading Commission is the quiet hero of America’s fiscal stability. Since 1974, the CFTC has regulated the US agricultural commodity and other futures and options markets. For 36 years the CFTC executed its responsibilities while protecting investors from fraud, on a tiny budget.