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King named to policy post; key roles on next Farm Bill, immigration policies

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Western Iowa's U.S. Congressman Steve King has been named to the influential Republican Policy Committee in the U.S. House. The Policy Committee is responsible for crafting legislative goals.

In addition, King still serves on the House Agriculture, Small Business and Judiciary Committees. The Agriculture Committee is charged with writing the Farm Bill this year. King sought subcommittee assignments to best represent Iowa's farmers and will serve on the Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research Subcommittee, the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee and the Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry Subcommittee.

"Iowans should expect their representatives to work as hard as they can to make their voice heard," said King. "I will continue to do everything I can to make sure people of the Fifth District are crafting ag and small business policy - two things that affect a majority of Iowans every day."

When King first came to Congress, he sought a special waiver to serve on the House Small Business Committee, since he believed small business comprised the majority of Iowa's economy. King also serves on the Regulations, Health Care and Trade Subcommittee and the Finance and Tax Subcommittee.

King has also been named Ranking Member of the Immigration Subcommittee of the House Committee on Judiciary and serves on the Constitution Subcommittee.



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