Committees and Caucuses

Committees

 

In the current 116th Congress, Don serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Armed Services, and the House Homeland Security Committee:

The House Agriculture Committee has general jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy including agriculture, forestrynutrition, water conservation, and other agriculture-related fields.  The Committee can recommend funding appropriations for various governmental agencies, programs, and activities, as defined by House rules.   I currently serve on the following subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture
  • Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations 

The House Armed Services Committee is responsible for policy related to defense policy generally; ongoing military operations; the organization and reform of the Department of Defense and Department of Energy; counter-drug programs; acquisition and industrial base policy; technology transfer and export controls; joint interoperability; the Cooperative Threat Reduction program; Department of Energy nonproliferation programs; and detainee affairs and policy.  I currently serve on the following subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities
  • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces 

Caucuses

What is a Caucus?

A caucus is an organization of Members of Congress interested in a particular issue or set of issues. Caucuses sponsor educational activities, such as briefings on timely topics or pending legislation, and sometimes encourage legislative action that will advance their members’ common goals.

Caucus Membership

I am a proud member of the following caucuses: