McMorris-Rodgers, Peterson, Establish 4-H Congressional Caucus

As a child, Cathy McMorris-Rodgers raised 4-h animals in Kettle Falls and would show them at the local fair.

Eastern Washington’s Cathy McMorris Rodgers has joined House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson to form the bipartisan 4-H Congressional Caucus.  The Minnesota democrat and Washington Republican were joined by others, including Nebraska’s Fortenberry of Nebraska, and Henry Cueller of Texas, interested in helping the next generation of leaders succeed, “so we can help ensure the next generation of young leaders have access to 4-H experiences that will help them succeed.”


4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, empowering youth through programs and experiences that develop critical life skills and preparing them for life today and a career tomorrow.  Thousands of 4-H professionals and educators, as well as 500,000 volunteers serve nearly six million youth in every county in the United States.


National 4-H Council president and CEO Jennifer Sirangelo welcomed the caucus, saying “Their support ensures life-changing 4-H experiences are available to young people in rural, urban and suburban communities throughout America.”



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