Tag Archives: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Full Senate Set to Confirm Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Legislative Activity Full Senate Set to Confirm Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary It has been nearly 14 weeks since President Donald Trump nominated Sonny Perdue, former two-term governor of Georgia, to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). His long wait for formal confirmation is likely to come to an end this week. The Senate … Continue Reading

Sonny Perdue Awaits Full Senate Vote

Legislative Activity Sonny Perdue Awaits Full Senate Vote Last week, the Senate Agriculture Committee easily approved Sonny Perdue’s nomination for the position of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary. The committee favorably reported his nomination by voice vote; however, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was the lone vote of opposition. Gillibrand stood behind her vote, … Continue Reading

Senators to Hold Campus Sexual Assault Hearing; White House Holds Higher Education and Early Learning Summits; Department Releases Teacher Preparation Proposed Rule

Legislative Activity Campus Sexual Assault Legislation to Remain a Priority Next Congress This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on campus sexual assault to explore the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement in handling these types of cases.  Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are scheduled to testify at … Continue Reading
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