U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. Kansas, announced on Jan. 4 he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and will retire at the end of this term and the 116th Congress. He is currently the chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.
Roberts had also previously served 8 terms in the House, including one as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture.
“Despite the partisan division and conflict in Washington that threatens progress, I continue to believe we can achieve results,” Roberts said a prepared statement. “Those who know me know — I work hard, I persevere, I do not give up and I will do what it takes to get the job done. Experience counts! I will continue as chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. We have urgent work to do on our nation’s trade policy; it is a top priority. We will oversee how USDA implements the new farm bill to make sure it is working for our farmers and ranchers.”
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