Today, U.S. Representative Stephen Fincher (R-Frog Jump), announced that he has been placed back on the House Committee on Agriculture. Fincher served on the committee in the previous Congress, and returns to the committee next week.
"I am pleased to welcome back Stephen to the House Agriculture Committee. He hails from a strong, agricultural district in Tennessee and is a farmer by trade. I'm sure he'll put that experience to good use as we work on issues that are important to production agriculture and rural communities," said Chairman Frank Lucas.
The Agriculture Committee has jurisdiction over a wide range of issues that are vital to Tennessee's economy and the Congressman is looking forward to continue advocating strongly for the Eighth District's many agriculture interests.
"I am excited to hit the ground running and continue to work on these important issues that matter most to our famers," said Fincher. "One out of nine jobs in the Eighth District is directly or indirectly derived from Agriculture. During these challenging economic times we must do all we can to create jobs in Tennessee. Our primary goal in the Committee must be to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill to give our farmers long-term certainty that they deserve."
On Thursday, Fincher will host an Agriculture Listening Session in Hungtingdon, to hear the concerns and priorities of local farmers and producers on what needs to be included in upcoming Farm Bill.
Congressman Fincher serves on the Committee on Agriculture, the House Committee on Financial Services and three if its subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprise, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Monetary Policy Trade.