Capitol Hill Forum 2004
The Critical Role of International Agricultural Development
in the Fight Against Undernutrition and HIV/AIDS
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
January 27, 2004
Congressman Doug Bereuter
House International Relations, Financial Services, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Select Intelligence Committees
Elected to Congress in November of 1978, Doug Bereuter, a fifth generation Nebraskan, has served in the U.S. House longer than any citizen of the Cornhusker State. The diverse 24-county 1st District he represents, one of the nationís premier agricultural districts, includes the state capital, Lincoln, with more than 40 percent of the Districtís population, and also the Nebraska suburban counties of the Omaha and Sioux City, Iowa, metropolitan areas.
Mr. Bereuter brings to his congressional service broad experience as a state legislator, businessman, army officer, college educator, urban planner, and state agency administrator. Since coming to Congress, Doug Bereuter has represented the diverse interests of his constituency while becoming increasingly involved in establishing national priorities and international policy. He has taken an especially active role in promoting American exports, including agricultural and food exports. Bereuter has authored significant trade, water, development, agriculture, health, financial institutions, business, housing, Native American, and international hunger and child welfare legislation that has been enacted. With his background in urban and regional planning, Congressman Bereuter has not only focused on the stateís development needs, he has been the most active Nebraskan over the years in proposing a wide variety of infrastructure, natural resources, economic development, and housing projects, and then securing the Federal assistance for the state and local governments to make them a reality.