I am excited to be a member of the House Agriculture Committee this Congress and proud to serve on the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight, and Department Operations, Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, and Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture.
One of my top priorities is making sure my constituents in Illinois's 1st District, and Americans across the country, have access to plentiful, fresh, and healthy food. Increasing SNAP access and benefits and promoting urban agriculture are two of my longstanding top priorities.
I also believe that the Agriculture Committee also has a critical role to play in helping rectify racial disparities and inequities of the past. Making sure Black and urban farmers get equal access to credit, and rectifying the loss of Black-owned farmland, are also top priorities for my work on the Agriculture Committee.