Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) has been appointed chairman of the House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry as the committee completed its organizing for the 110th Congress, finalizing its membership and subcommittees.

Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) praised Rep. Baca following the announcement of his selection as a subcommittee chair, saying “Chairman Baca brings great energy and experience to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. Under his leadership, I expect that the subcommittee will play an essential role in developing the Farm Bill and ensuring the efficient administration of all USDA programs.”

Rep. Baca said, “I am excited and honored to assume this leadership role.”