The ranking Republican member of the Sentate Ag Committee is Senator Saxby Chambliss from Georgia. Senator Chambliss recently served as Chair of the Ag committee until the transition this month. He was elected in 2002 and served in the house from 1994 - 2002.
The Senator has earned a reputation for being a strong voice for Agriculture. Some recent hightlights of his efforts:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., today made the following
statement upon concluding his participation in the World Economic Forum.
This was Chambliss’ fourth invitation to participate in the forum, which was
held in Davos, Switzerland and was widely attended by world leaders.
“I appreciated the invitation to again participate in this
tremendous event and represent our country. This year was a particularly
powerful weekend with numerous world leaders in attendance. It is
important that the views and ideas of Americans are shared with members of the
international community and that a dialogue on these issues continues in the
Among the highlights, Chambliss participated in a
discussion on the future of the World Trade Organization, which included trade
ministers from every major nation involved in the Doha Round.
“One of the most important issues facing our nation, particularly
our agriculture community, is the issue of trade. It is critical for our
farmers to have a strong voice during trade negotiations. As the Ranking
Member on the Senate Agriculture Committee, I was pleased to participate in this
discussion and extend my support to our chief negotiator, U.S. Trade
Representative Susan Schwab.”