Liberal, KS

Now: 62 °F

Currently: Fair / Windy

Hi: 65 °F | Lo: 36 °F

Friday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 41 °F

Saturday

Hi: 90 °F 

Lo: 54 °F

Sunday

Hi: 86 °F 

Lo: 48 °F

Monday

Hi: 68 °F 

Lo: 44 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 65 °F 

Lo: 43 °F

Rep. Marshall Appointed To Ag Committee

Joe Denoyer - January 12, 2017 8:05 am

The Kansas doctor who ousted U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary has now regained a seat on the House Agriculture Committee important to his farming district.

Congressman Roger Marshall was selected Wednesday to serve on the House ag committee.

Huelskamp was a tea party favorite who was a thorn to GOP leaders. He was booted off the ag committee in 2012.

Farm groups then turned against him, and voters in his sprawling 1st Congressional District saw the loss of the committee seat as a crucial election issue in their farming state.

Kansas has had a seat on the House ag committee for the last century, with the exception of the last three years.

The committee will help shape the next farm bill and take up trade issues.

 

Latest Stories

Senator Pat Roberts to Make a Stop in Liberal

The Liberal Chamber of Commerce will host US Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee,...

SCCC Poetry Coffeehouse Draws Large Crowd

Local writers and an award-winning poet drew a crowd of about 100 to the 10th annual...

K-25 Surface Recycle and Chip Seal to Begin in Grant and Stevens Counties

Crews will begin a surface recycle and chip seal project on K-25 from the east U.S....