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Bacon Named Ranking Member of House Agriculture Subcommittee

Washington D.C. – Rep. Don Bacon (NE-02) has been named as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations. The subcommittee addresses policies and statutes relating to nutrition, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and domestic commodity distribution and consumer initiatives, as well as department agency oversight and special investigations.

“During this pandemic, more families are struggling to put food on the table as they suffer job losses and income reductions. I am looking forward to working on how we can best make nutrition and domestic food assistance programs more efficient and effective so families most in need will get the assistance these programs were intended to provide,” said Rep. Bacon. “This includes looking at ways we can improve program integrity and move people toward self-sufficiency by incentivizing work.” 

 “Congressman Bacon will work tirelessly to help hunger challenged families as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations,” said Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, Republican Leader of the House Agriculture Committee. I know he has the keen eye and dedication necessary to advance thoughtful oversight and pro-growth policies, and I’m thankful for his leadership this Congress.”

“I thank Ranking Member Thompson for placing his faith in me to serve in this position,” added Rep. Bacon.