House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota congratulated incoming Committee Chairman David Scott of Georgia following his election to the position by the House Democratic Caucus Thursday:

“Congratulations to David Scott on his election as the next Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and as the first African-American to serve in that role," said Peterson. “He will make a great Chairman, and I’m proud to pass the reins to him."

"As a long-time House Ag member and leader, David knows very well the impact the Committee’s work has on the lives of farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and consumers in communities across the country. I’m confident we’re all in good and capable hands.

“I also want to congratulate Congressman GT Thompson on his election as the House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member. I have had the pleasure of working with GT on dairy and conservation issues, and I know he and David Scott will make a great team to lead the Committee in the 117th Congress."

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