(WASHINGTON, DC)—Alabama Congressman Mike Rogers has been appointed to the House Committee on Agriculture for the 113th Congress. Rogers has served on the committee in previous Congresses, and will return as a senior member of the committee in January.
The Agriculture Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues that are vital to Alabama’s economy. Rogers, who was recently re-elected to serve East Alabama’s Third Congressional District, said he is excited to again be a part of the committee which has a significant impact on Alabama’s economy.
“I am honored to be selected by my colleagues to again serve on the Agriculture Committee. Especially in these challenging times, I look forward to continue advocating strongly for the Third District’s many agriculture interests,” Rogers said.
Since his first term, Rogers has maintained his Third District Agriculture Advisory Committee. Rogers said the group, which includes farmers from every county of his district, has been a vital resource for him while in Congress.
“I am pleased to welcome back Congressman Rogers as a member of the House Committee on Agriculture. He is a proven leader with extensive knowledge of agriculture issues,” said House Committee on Agriculture Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK). “I know he will serve both his East Alabama district and our nation well on the committee.”
Rogers is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces on the House Armed Services Committee. He is also a senior member of the Homeland Security Committee.