Jahana Hayes testifies before the state board of education

Washington – Rep. Jahana Hayes has been given her second committee assignment – a seat on the House Agriculture Committee.

Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave Hayes a seat on the House Education and Labor Committee, a job requested by the former National Teacher of the Year.

Hayes, who represents the 5th Congressional District, said she’d also be happy to serve on the Agriculture Committee which, besides having jurisdiction over U.S. farm policy, has authority over food stamps and other federal nutrition programs, including school meals.

Hayes’ appointment to the Agriculture Committee was disclosed in a release by Pelosi that announced committee assignments for dozens of freshmen Democrats on the Agriculture,  Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Veterans’ Affairs committees.

“Democrats are thrilled to welcome so many incredible new Members to these key committees, where they will bring fresh vision, great commitment and deep conviction to the Democrats’ work to deliver results For the People,” Pelosi said.  “We look forward to the many contributions they will bring to our mission to fight for farmers and rural communities, promote the financial security of families, defend our national security, rebuild America with green and modern infrastructure and honor our veterans and their families and caregivers.”

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Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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