WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced promotions and new hires on his Committee staff.
“I’m proud to have some of the best folks around working on behalf of the American farmer and rancher,” said Roberts. “My staff understands what is important to farm country, and their knowledge and hard work ethic will be invaluable as we ride into another Farm Bill reauthorization process.”
DaNita Murray, previously senior counsel for the Committee, adds the title of policy director. Murray most recently worked as Counsel for the House Committee on Agriculture. Murray has also worked for the National Corn Growers Association on biotechnology policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including roles as a special assistant in the Under Secretary Office of Food Safety, congressional liaison, and confidential assistant in the Farm Service Agency. She received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University and her Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School. DaNita grew up on her family’s farm near Milbank, S.D.
Anthony Seiler, previously a legislative correspondent for the Committee, is now a legislative assistant, focusing on producer risk management, conservation, livestock, and rural development. A Kansas native, his family has farmed in the state for five generations and runs a diversified dairy and grain operation outside of Valley Center. Anthony received his bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Dallas, and while in college, Seiler interned for Senator Roberts in 2011.
Ali Swee joins the Committee as a staff assistant after serving as the third district field director for Senator Roberts’ reelection campaign in 2014. Swee is a native of Kansas City, Mo., and attended school at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. Previously, Swee worked as the Fundraising Coordinator at Targeted Victory, a GOP digital consulting firm. She is currently enrolled in the part-time juris doctor program at the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America.
Senator Roberts is the first member of congress in modern committee history to serve as Chairman of both the House and now the Senate Agriculture Committees. He is serving in his second congress as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
—Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
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