In brief: Rep. Sean Maloney on agriculture committee
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Newly elected freshman Rep. Sean Maloney, D-Cold Spring, received his second committee assignment and will serve on the House Agriculture Committee for the 113th Congress.
Maloney represents the cities of Poughkeepsie and Beacon, along with several Dutchess County towns in the new 18th Congressional District.
"I fought for this assignment because Hudson Valley farmers create thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity for our region,” Maloney said in a press release.
The committee deals with issues involving agricultural research and development, rural economic development, crop insurance, food safety, international trade and commodities regulation.
"I look forward to working across the aisle with folks like Congressman Chris Gibson to ensure that Congress passes a Farm Bill that protects family farms in the Hudson Valley and continues to fund critical agricultural disaster relief programs," Maloney said.
Maloney will also serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.