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Underserved, Agricultural, and Rural Business Development


Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02), Chairman

Democratic Members:
Rep. Troy Carter (LA-7)
Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52)

Republican Members: 
Ranking Member Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22)
Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25)
Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08)
Rep. Maria Salazar (FL-27)
Rep. Mike Flood  (NE-01)

This subcommittee will address issues that enhance rural economic growth, increasing America’s energy independence and ensuring that America’s small businesses can compete effectively in a global marketplace.
  • Oversight of agricultural policies.
  • Oversight of environmental issues and regulations (including agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers).
  • Oversight of energy issues, including expansion of domestic resources, whether they are renewable or non-renewable.
  • Oversight of international trade policy with particular emphasis on agencies that provide direct assistance to small businesses, such as: the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade, the Department of Commerce’s United States Export Assistance Centers, the Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service, and the Export-Import Bank.
  • Oversight of infringement of intellectual property rights by foreign competition. 
  • Oversight of SBA entrepreneurial development programs, including Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veteran Business Outreach Centers, and SCORE.
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