As he begins his second term in Congress, Rep. Rick Allen has been notified of his two committee assignments. The Republican from Augusta will serve on the House Education & Workforce Committee and the House Agriculture Committee.
In making this announcement, Rep. Allen released the following statement:
“I am grateful and excited to continue my membership on the Agriculture Committee and Education and Workforce Committee. As a Georgian and the son of two educators, these two committees are near and dear to my heart.
Agriculture is our state’s number one industry, and as a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I have a front row seat to follow and influence our country’s agriculture policies. I am proud to represent the diverse agricultural priorities of the 12th Congressional District and the entire state of Georgia. I also look forward to working with my colleagues and folks back home as we begin considering the next Farm Bill.
Last year on the House Education and Workforce Committee, I had the opportunity to help pass the largest education reform bill in decades, returning control back to the local level with the Every Student Succeeds Act. I look forward to working with the committee on its implementation and further empowering our students and educators.”
The 12th Congressional district includes: Appling, Jeff Davis, Toombs, Montgomery, Laurens, Tattnall, Evans, Coffee, Bulloch, Screven, Candler, Effingham, Wheeler, Treutlen, Emanuel, Richmond, Jenkins, Burke, and part of Columbia counties.