It’s been nearly 11 weeks since President Donald Trump nominated Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary, and a partisan brawl in the Senate will push the wait into early April, or late May.
The U.S. Senate will not be taking a vote to confirm Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue this week. Instead, the Senate will be focusing time on a filibuster and confirmation vote for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch.
The American Farm Bureau Federation and National Grain and Feed Association joined in calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Sonny Perdue as the 31st agriculture secretary this week before beginning a two-week spring recess on April 7.
On Thursday morning, the Senate Agriculture Committee voted to approve the nomination of Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
The following may be attributed to Zippy Duvall, President, American Farm Bureau Federation:
In response to the Senate Agriculture Committee vote to favorably report the nomination of U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary-designate Sonny Perdue to the full Senate, Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif issued the following statement:
Sonny Perdue’s nomination vote out of the Senate Agriculture Committee will wait another day after it was delayed Wednesday. However, a vote seems likely Thursday morning.
The Senate Agriculture Committee Monday announced the time for Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing. Perdue is the last in line for a confirmation hearing, after being the last cabinet nominee announced by then President-elect Donald Trump a day before his inauguration into office.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary. The hearing Thursday, March 23rd, marks the next step in confirming Perdue to the President’s Cabinet.
Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue plans on divesting his business interests as part of becoming the next leader at the Department of Agriculture. The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper reports Perdue plans to step down from his business holding company and restructure his family trusts, should the Senate confirm his appointment.
The White House has sent the Senate Agriculture Committee financial disclosure documents for Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Secretary nominee.
The Senate Agriculture Committee is getting closer to scheduling a confirmation hearing for Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue, but still needs some paperwork from the White House.
During a farm bill field hearing last week, Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts said Sonny Perdue is just waiting. The Senate Agriculture Committee chairman says his committee has not received the required paperwork from the White House yet to schedule a confirmation hearing for Perdue.
North Dakota Democrat, Senator Heidi Heitkamp this week endorsed Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue. Heitkamp is the first Democrat in the Senate to endorse President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Agriculture.
More than 650 agriculture groups have endorsed President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In a letter to House and Senate agriculture leaders last week, 669 agricultural organizations endorsed Sonny Perdue, the nominee for Agriculture Secretary.
The National Milk Producers Federation urged the Senate Agriculture Committee to swiftly confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as the next U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, as NMPF, its 29 member cooperatives and numerous state dairy associations joined more than 600 other farm and agriculture groups in a letter endorsing Perdue for the position.
Secretary of Agriculture Nominee Sonny Perdue has received the endorsement from former Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
The Senate Agriculture Committee likely won’t have a hearing on Sonny Perdue’s nomination until mid-to-late February.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has been nominated as U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary. AgNet Media talked with Perdue a few years ago about his agriculture background and life experiences.
Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway issued the following statement upon the announcement of President-Elect Donald Trump’s selection of former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the nominee for Secretary of Agriculture.
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