United States Congressman Don Davisr has been named to serve on the United States House Committee on Agriculture and Committee on Armed Services in the 118th Congress.
“I’m honored to be appointed to sit on the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, and I profoundly value the importance of this committee to North Carolina’s First Congressional District — particularly its direct capability in crafting agriculture and food policy — touching the lives of every resident in the district,” Davis said. “Without farmers, we have no food, and without rural resources, we cannot meet the needs of our rural community. I’ll fight to ensure families across the district have the resources they need to live healthy, safe lives.”
On his appointment to the armed services committee, Davis said, “I’m equally humbled to join the U.S. House Committee on Armed Services to ensure our service members are equipped to meet combat requirements and deter potential threats. I can’t wait to work on these powerful committees to address the urgent issues facing North Carolina First Congressional District.”
Georgia Representative David Scott, the ranking member of the agriculture committee, said, “Representing eastern North Carolina, Congressman Davis understands the vital role that small and family-owned farms play in his entirely rural district and districts like his across the nation.”
Scott said, “Furthermore, agriculture is the top industry in North Carolina, contributing $92.9 billion to the state's economy overall. Congressman Davis is very talented and will work to find common-sense solutions for the challenges facing farmers and rural communities.”
As an Air Force veteran and an educator with more than 20 years of experience teaching national security affairs at East Carolina University, Davis said he understands the needs, opportunities, and challenges of the country’s armed forces.
Davis has extensive experience with the department of defense and military personnel. “I look forward to his contributions to the committee’s critical work to strengthen our national security and democracy,” said Representative Adam Smith of Washington, ranking Member of the United States House Committee on Armed Services.
As Mayor of Snow Hill and a state senator from North Carolina, Davis said he witnessed first-hand how North Carolina’s agriculture economy is taking a massive hit — especially as farmers face increasingly unpredictable weather patterns due to global climate change.
He was instrumental in helping increase access for residents to healthy foods.
And as the fourth Air Force Academy graduate to be elected to Congress, Davis said he knows the challenges faced by service members returning to civilian life and for military families during and after their loved one’s deployment.
Davis served eight years of active duty in the Air Force earning the rank of Captain and in the North Carolina State Senate focusing on military issues for over a decade.