The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary on Thursday, March 23. This marks the next step in confirming Perdue to the President’s Cabinet. Former Georgia Governor Perdue was announced as the nominee on January 19 and formal nomination was sent to the Senate Agriculture Committee by the White House March 9. Financial documents that show Perdue will step away from his business interests, along with an FBI background check, were forwarded to the Senate panel earlier this month. Senate Democrats have signaled they will not block the nomination of Perdue as they have with other Cabinet nominees by Trump.
The hearing adds to a busy agriculture schedule in Washington, D.C. for the week, which includes a Farm Bill summit at the National Press Club and National Ag Day events.
Source: NAFB News Service