BRIEF: Pat Roberts bumped from leadership post on Senate Ag Committee
Jan 03, 2013 (The Wichita Eagle - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts was bumped from his place as ranking member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday afternoon.
As part of the committee assignments announced Thursday, Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who had timed out as ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee, asserted his right to become the senior member of the agriculture committee.
The ranking member leads the minority party on a committee and negotiates with the committee chairman.
Roberts will remain on the agriculture committee, and he said he will become ranking member of the Senate Rules Committee. He also plans to retain his place on the Senate Finance Committee.
The Senate will take up writing of a new farm bill this year, after the 2012 bill passed by the Senate failed to pass the House.
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