Blue Dog Rep. David Scott Elected to be Chairman of House Agriculture Committee
Dec 3, 2020
WASHINGTON—Today, Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), the Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy, issued the following statement on the election of Rep. David Scott (GA-13), a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, to be Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee:
“We congratulate Rep. David Scott on his election to be Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Rep. Jim Costa on a well-run race. The Blue Dog Coalition was proud to have two of its finest members as candidates in this race.
“A longtime member of the Blue Dog Coalition, Rep. Scott knows that in order for the next economic recovery to be successful, it must run through our rural communities. A strong rural economy means a strong American economy. Rural Americans are proud of their tight-knit communities, their hard work, and their way of life. They provide us with the material to make the clothes on our backs and produce the food that’s on our tables. They’re looking for a level playing field—a fair shot to work their way up the ladder, create prosperity in their communities, and participate in the country’s economic growth. Rural America has a champion in Rep. Scott, who has a deep understanding of what it takes to strengthen our rural communities, and we look forward to working with him to make that happen.”