Senate Ag Committee to Vote on 3 USDA Nominee Holdovers
USAgNet - 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.