Smith Lands Spot on Ag Committee, Other Prized Panels

Smith Lands Spot on Ag Committee, Other Prized Panels Photo: KSTP

January 09, 2018 07:45 PM

Sen. Tina Smith has a spot on the Senate's Agriculture Committee and several other critical panels.

Smith was sworn in last week to replace Al Franken as Minnesota's junior senator after Franken resigned amid a storm of sexual misconduct allegations. But the Democrat's committee assignments weren't announced until Tuesday.

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Smith had pushed for a seat on the Agriculture committee as Congress prepares to craft a new farm bill in 2018. That bill sets policy and aid for farmers as well as food stamps for low-income earners.

She will also serve on committees for energy and natural resources, Indian Affairs and health and education policy.
 

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