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Spanberger Selected to Serve on U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs & U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

A Former CIA Officer, the Congresswoman is Focused on Serving the Communities of Central Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger secured appointments to serve on the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture for the 116th Congress. These two committee assignments were Spanberger’s top-choice assignments for her first term in Congress.

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is responsible for legislation related to U.S. foreign policy, national security developments affecting foreign policy, and all aspects of congressional oversight over the diplomatic community. The House Agriculture Committee is responsible for federal agriculture policy and related oversight; the committee also makes appropriations recommendations for various governmental agencies and programs, including those related to food security.

“I’m excited to have been selected to serve on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Agriculture,” said Spanberger. “I requested these two committees as I believed they would, in tandem, present the best opportunity for me to serve our country and our district. As Congress examines innovative ways to bolster our foreign policy efforts and address the challenges we face internationally, I’m eager to bring my unique professional experience to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s discussions. Additionally, serving on the Agriculture Committee will be a privilege that I hope to use to the benefit of our district, focusing on agricultural policy to the benefit of our rural and agricultural communities, and food security issues to the benefit of our entire district.”

A former case officer with the Central Intelligence Agency and a former federal agent, Spanberger represents Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, which contains all or portions of Amelia, Chesterfield, Culpeper, Goochland, Henrico, Louisa, Nottoway, Orange, Powhatan, and Spotsylvania counties in Central Virginia.