Jackie Walorski

Subcommittee chair plans “thoughtful review” of food stamps

Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorksi, who chairs the House Agriculture subcommittee on nutrition, said she plans a "full-scale review" of the food stamp program. "It is intended to be a thoughtful review," she said in her first remarks about the undertaking. Walorski, who joined the Agriculture Committee this year, said the program should protect vulnerable populations of Americans while being prudent with taxpayer dollars.

Two newcomers net House Ag subcommittee gavels

Two newcomers to the House Agriculture Committee, Jackie Walorski of Indiana and David Rouzer of North Carolina, will chair subcommittees in the new session of Congress, announced incoming chairman Mike Conaway of Texas. A former missionary and state legislator, Walorski, elected to her second term, will chair the Nutrition subcommittee. Rouzer, who won election to the House on Nov 4, will chair the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture subcommittee.

Eight new Republicans on House Agriculture Committee

There will be eight new Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee when Congress opens its new session in January, said Mike Conaway, Texas Republican, the incoming chairman.