U.S. Rep. Barry Moore lands on Agriculture, Veterans committees
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (AL-02) on Tuesday confirmed he has been appointed to the House Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
Moore began serving his first term in Congress on January 3 upon the start of the 117th Congress.
The Republican from Enterprise is himself a veteran, and agriculture in Alabama’s Second Congressional District accounts for 96,295 jobs and $3.7 billion in annual wages. Former U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (AL-02) was also on the Agriculture Committee when she was a freshman member during the 112th Congress.
In a statement, Moore commented, “I’m excited and eager to serve on these two committees to guarantee that the voices of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District will be heard in Washington.”
“Growing up on a farm, I not only learned the value of hard work but the great sacrifices our farmers make to put food on our tables and clothes on our backs,” he continued. “Agriculture plays a critical role in Alabama, and I’m looking forward to serving as a voice for our agricultural producers on the House Agriculture Committee.”
“As a veteran, I understand the severity of ensuring that every American who served this great country in our military receives the crucial benefits and services they deserve,” Moore concluded. “After they selflessly fought to defend our country, I vow to fight for their needs and to make sure they receive quality care. Let’s get to work.”
Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell thanked Moore for seeking out the opportunity to represent Alabama farmers in Congress through service on the Agriculture Committee.
“We appreciate Congressman Moore’s desire to serve on the House Agriculture Committee and look forward to working with him to ensure the voice of Alabama farmers continues to be heard in Washington,” Parnell said in a statement. “Having grown up on a family farm in Coffee County, he has a strong appreciation for the job Alabama farmers do every day. He earned a degree in agricultural science from Auburn University and was a friend of farmers while serving in the Alabama Legislature. We are confident Congressman Moore will be an advocate for Alabama agriculture and the 2nd Congressional District as a member of the Ag Committee.”
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn