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DelBene to serve on House Agriculture Committee
Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, of Medina, has received her second committee assignment for the 113th Congress and will be serving on the House Agriculture Committee.
DelBene represents the First Congressional District, which includes Medina, the Points communities and an area north to the Canadian border.
The committee tackles a wide variety of issues ranging from agricultural research and development, rural economic development, crop insurance, food safety, international trade, and commodities regulation.
“Ensuring the strength of our agricultural sector is a critical part of having a vibrant local economy in the 1st Congressional District. From dairy and berry farms, plentiful vegetable crops, wineries, livestock and many other diverse food products, agriculture accounts for thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in economic activity in our region,” said DelBene. “I’m honored to serve on the House Agriculture Committee. I will fight to make sure that northwest farmers have a strong voice in the nation’s capitol as we draft smart policies to help our agricultural industry thrive.”
DelBene’s appointment to the Agriculture Committee follows her appointment to the House Judiciary Committee last month. Prior to being elected to Congress, DelBene served as head of the Washington State Department of Revenue, where she oversaw more than 1,000 employees. Previously, DelBene worked as an executive at Microsoft, and in biotech, technology and microfinance.