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Senate Ag Committee to Vote on 3 USDA Nominee Holdovers
Michigan Ag Connection - 05/13/2019

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., announced the Committee will hold a business meeting to consider three nominations within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The nominees are:

- Mindy Brashears to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

- Naomi C. Earp to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights

- Scott Hutchins to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

The vote will be held May 14 in conjunction with floor votes.

The Committee held a hearing on the nominees on Nov. 28 in the last Congress. The President renominated them in the 116th Congress and members were provided the opportunity to examine the nominations.

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