WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-5th District, has been named vice chairman of the House Agriculture committee for the 115th Congress.

Thompson's district includes the Titusville area of Crawford County,  

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, made the announcement Wednesday as he welcomed six new members to serve on the Agriculture Committee.

Chairman Conaway said that Rep. Thompson will be an experienced vice chairman and noted that he most recently oversaw the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry in the 114th Congress.

“GT is always working on behalf of agriculture – both on and off the committee,” Conaway said. “His experience from serving three terms as Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry, as well as his diligent work to improving the nation’s production agriculture system are of great value to me and the committee."

“I am honored to be named Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture,” Thompson said. “I look forward to continuing my work in this Congress with our dedicated and knowledgeable Chairman Conaway who leads the committee’s important work to represent rural America. Our farmers, ranchers and growers are the foundation of this great nation, and they play an essential role in the lives of everyday Americans. Representing rural Pennsylvania, it is a privilege for me to be one of the leading voices in the House of Representatives on these critical issues.”

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