Ranking Democrat on the Senate Agriculture Committee Debbie Stabenow wants to meet with Sam Clovis. Clovis is the controversial nominee for the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist post.
Stabenow told reporters earlier this week that she doesn’t feel Clovis meets the criteria for the job, a stance she has held since his nomination. Meanwhile, Chairman Pat Roberts told reporters last week that the committee still needs more paperwork from the White House to consider the Clovis nomination, according to DTN.
President Donald Trump nominated Clovis to serve as the USDA undersecretary for research, education, and economics, which also serves as the agency’s chief scientist. The White House sent the nomination to the Senate in July.
Stabenow has previously said she has many questions about Clovis’s “troubling views” on climate change and providing public investment in crop insurance and education.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.