Committees and Caucuses

Committees

In the current 117th Congress, Don serves on the House Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Armed Services:

The House Agriculture Committee has general jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy including agriculture, forestry, nutrition, 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:

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

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 Tactical Air and Land Forces
  • Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
  • Defense Critical Supply Chain Task Force

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:

  • Airborne ISR Caucus
  • American Economy Task Force
  • Beef Caucus
  • Bipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
  • Bipartisan Congressional Task Force to Combat Identity
  • Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus
  • Bipartisan Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
  • Bipartisan Working Group
  • Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus
  • Caucus on US-Turkey Relations
  • Celiac Disease Caucus
  • Civility and Respect Caucus
  • Climate Solutions Caucus
  • Congressional Air Force Caucus
  • Congressional America 250 Caucus
  • Congressional American Religious Freedom Caucus
  • Congressional Army Caucus
  • Congressional Brain Injury Task Force (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (Co-Chair)
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption
  • Congressional Hungarian Caucus
  • Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus
  • Congressional Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
  • Congressional Motorcycle Caucus
  • Congressional Small Business Caucus
  • Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  • Congressional Taiwan Caucus
  • Congressional Term Limits Caucus
  • Congressional Wine Caucus
  • Congressional Youth Mentoring Caucus
  • Cooperative Caucus
  • Electronic Warfare Working Group (Co-Chair)
  • Filipino Caucus
  • For Country Caucus (Co-Founder)
  • Global Investment in America Caucus
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • House Baltic Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism
  • House GOP Biofuels Caucus
  • House Impact Aid Coalition
  • House Republican Israel Caucus
  • International Religious Freedom Caucus
  • Israel Allies Caucus
  • Main Street Caucus
  • Missile Defense Caucus
  • NASA Caucus
  • Physical Activity Caucus
  • Postal Preservation Caucus
  • Problem Solvers Caucus
  • Soccer Caucus (Co-Chair)
  • Space Power Caucus
  • US-Japan Caucus
  • Uzbekistan Caucus
  • Western Caucus