AGRICULTURE: House Dems boost female presence on House Ag Committee
Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter
Nearly half of the Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee in this Congress are women, a likely record for this traditionally male-dominated panel. Ranking member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) announced the lineup late yesterday, with nine women out of 19 members named to the committee.
In contrast, of 21 Democrats in the last Congress' Agriculture Committee, six were women. Freshman Reps. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.) and Alma Adams (D-N.C.), as well as Rep. A...