Rep. Derrick Van Orden on his first two weeks in Congress

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) — 3rd Congressional District Representative Derrick Van Orden is now a member of three different House committees.

During a visit at a farm in West Salem, the freshman congressman gave an update on his first couple weeks in Congress.

The Republican was appointed to the Agriculture Committee, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Veterans’ Affairs Committees.

Van Orden and the other members of the Agriculture Committee will lead the development of the upcoming farm bill.

He says one of his first task in creating this bill will be traveling across the country to speak with farmers about the issues they face.

“I wanna make sure that we have real input, real-time input from real farmers to make sure that that serves everyone the best,” said Van Orden.

In his first couple weeks in Congress, Van Orden proposed his first bills to enact a balanced budget amendment, give Congress members term limits, and ban Congress members from becoming lobbyists.