Incoming U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer will serve on the Agriculture and Foreign Affairs Committees in the U.S. House, his campaign announced Tuesday.

"I'm very excited to serve the Sixth District on the Agriculture and Foreign Affairs committees. The work of a representative is to advocate for their district, something I expect to be very busy doing with these assignments," Emmer said in a statement. "I’m looking forward to meeting my committee members and working together to serve our constituents."

Next year, Emmer will replace retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in representing Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District. Bachmann served on the Financial Services Committee and Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Minnesota has long had representation on the Agriculture Committee. Seventh District U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has chaired it and, more recently, served as it's ranking Democrat. This year both U.S. Reps. Rick Nolan and Tim Walz serve on the committee as well.

Photo: U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer on election night with his wife, Jacquie//Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

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