The new roster of chairmen and members announced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and ranking member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) for its subcommittees contains some old faces and some new.
One of the more familiar ones is that of Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), who becomes chairman of the Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit after serving a term as chairman of the Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support.
Two of the newest are Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Johanns (R-NE), chairman and ranking member of the Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection and Plant & Animal Health. Gillibrand was appointed to former Sen. Hillary Clinton’s New York seat, and former Agriculture Secretary Johanns successfully ran to replace retiring Chuck Hagel in 2008.
The subcommittees and their new chairman, ranking members and members:
Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit: Blanche Lincoln; Republican Designee, ranking member; and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bob Casey (D-PA), John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO).
Energy, Science and Technology; Stabenow; Thune; and Kent Conrad (D-ND), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Nelson, Pat Roberts (R-KS), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Johanns, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Grassley, Bennet, Republican Designee and Gillibrand.
Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms; Brown; Lugar; and Leahy, Cochran, Max Baucus (D-MT), McConnell, Lincoln, Republican Designee, Stabenow, Casey, Klobuchar, Bennet and Gillibrand.
Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support; Casey; Roberts; Leahy, Cochran, Conrad, Johanns, Baucus, Grassley, Lincoln, Thune and Brown.
Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant & Animal Health; Gillibrand; Johanns; and Conrad, Lugar, Baucus, McConnell, Nelson, Roberts and Klobuchar.