LaMalfa announces committee assignments

Congressman Doug LaMalfa issued the following statement after receiving his committee assignments for the 117th Congress. LaMalfa will continue serving on the House Committee on Agriculture and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

“I am very pleased to announce that I will remain on both the Agriculture and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, two bodies whose work has a profound and direct impact on Northern California priorities,” LaMalfa said. “Transportation and Infrastructure touches everything from highways and railroads to flood control and water storage, and agriculture’s authority, specifically over forest management as well as rural development from the Farm Bill, gives me an equally influential platform to advocate for the people and resources of the North State. I look forward to continuing our effective work for our district’s needs, including performing careful oversight of federal regulations and protecting the jobs and freedoms of our people.”

Glenn “GT” Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee, said, “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Doug on the House Agriculture Committee for nearly eight years now, and I’m pleased he will be returning to continue our great work on behalf of American farm families. His leadership on the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee has been vital as we identify solutions to improve the health of our national forests and rural economies.”

Sam Graves, Republican Leader of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said, “Congressman LaMalfa’s ability to successfully fight for his district’s needs has made him a valued participant in our committee’s important work. I am confident he will continue to be an effective partner in pursuing good public policy.”

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has jurisdiction over all modes of transportation: aviation, maritime and waterborne transportation, highways, bridges, mass transit, and railroads. The committee also oversees other aspects of our national infrastructure, such as clean water and waste water management, the transport of resources by pipeline, flood damage reduction, the management of federally owned real estate and public buildings, the development of economically depressed rural and urban areas, disaster preparedness and response, and hazardous materials transportation.

It includes a broad oversight portfolio of many federal agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the U.S. Coast Guard, Amtrak, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the General Services Administration, the Army Corps of Engineers and others.

The House Committee on Agriculture oversees policy regarding the production of: food, fiber, and timber products, as well as rural development and food security.  It also sets policy on farm credit, biotechnology, and commodities exchanges.