Merkley is top Dem on Senate panel handling ag funds

Second-term Sen Jeff Merkley of Oregon is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on agriculture and FDA for the 114th Congress, said Sen Barbara Mikulski, the Democratic leader on the committee, in a statement. Republicans have yet to say who will chair Appropriations subcommittees. Thad Cochran is expected to become Appropriations chairman. Roy Blunt… » Read More

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