(Washington D.C.) -- Iowa 4th District Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra is announcing he will be on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, joining 3rd District Democratic Congresswoman Cindy Axne on the committee. Feenstra was elected to Congress in November. Axne is beginning her second term in office.
“I promised 4th District Iowans that I would deliver a seat on the House Agriculture Committee, and today, I am thrilled to announce I have been selected to serve on this important committee,” said Rep. Feenstra. “Corn and soybean growers -- along with our livestock, egg, dairy, poultry, ethanol, and biodiesel producers -- form the backbone of the 4th District’s economy. As the second largest ag producing district in the country, it is vital that our hardworking farmers have a seat at the table on the House Agriculture Committee.
“I am honored to be a voice for Iowa and the Midwest on this committee. I have lived in Northwest Iowa my whole life, so fighting for rural Iowa and defending our rural main streets is personal to me. I look forward to working with my colleagues to deliver results for rural Iowa by promoting policies that create jobs and drive economic growth.”
Representative Feenstra says he will work on pricing transparency in agriculture markets; protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and the biofuels industry; expand broadband access; bolster Iowa’s relationship with our top trading partners, Canada and Mexico; support family farms by keeping taxes low and fighting against burdensome regulations; and encourage innovation in agriculture to help spur economic growth.
January 15th, Representative Axne was reappointed to serve on the House Agriculture Committee for the 117th Congress.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to once again serve as a voice for Iowa’s farmers and agricultural interests on the House Agriculture Committee,”said Rep. Axne.“Ensuring that Iowa’s family farmers, producers, and rural communities thrive not only supports Iowa’s economy – but it helps us feed our nation and the entire world. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, Chairman David Scott, Secretary-designate Vilsack, and President Joe Biden to repair the damage done by devastating trade war and natural disasters and promote prosperity in the years and harvests to come.”