Senate schedules floor debate on Sonny Perdue nomination
By: Georgia Farm Bureau
4/19/2017 11:16:40 AM
The U.S. Senate has scheduled debate and a subsequent vote on confirmation of former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on April 24.
Perdue was nominated by President Donald Trump on Jan. 19 and the Senate Agriculture Committee held its confirmation hearing on March 23. The committee voted to forward the confirmation to the full senate with a 19-1 vote on March 30.
Georgia Farm Bureau voiced support for Perdue in a February letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), noting Perdue's work in state government, his background in farming and as a veterinarian and his international trade acumen.
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