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Senate Considers Changing NAAQs; House Examines Army Corps and US Forest Service Budgets; State Department Seeks Global Scientists

Legislative Branch Activity This week on Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety, will hold a hearing titled “Making Implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Ground-Level Ozone Attainable: Legislative Hearing on S.263 and S.452.” The NAAQs have been highly controversial since their … Continue Reading

Sonny Perdue to Testify Before the House Agriculture Committee

Legislative Activity Sonny Perdue to Testify Before the House Agriculture Committee House Agriculture Committee leaders wasted no time in arranging for newly-confirmed Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to testify before the committee. Nearly three weeks ago, Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Up until this … Continue Reading

Sonny Perdue’s Upcoming Challenges

Legislative Activity Sonny Perdue’s Upcoming Challenges  As President Trump is reflecting on his first 100 days in office, Sonny Perdue is just getting his feet wet in his new position as Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). On April 25, less than 24 hours after the Senate overwhelmingly approved his nomination by … Continue Reading

Congress Searches for Funding Solution; Senate to Vote on Perdue Nomination

Senate Legislative Activity The Senate will convene at 3:00pm today, April 24.  Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will proceed to Executive Session for consideration of Calendar #31, the nomination of Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture.  The time until 5:30pm will be equally divided.  At 5:30pm, the Senate will vote on confirmation of … Continue Reading

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

President Trump Talks Trade in Agriculture Proclamation; Sonny Perdue Finally Gets Senate Spotlight

Legislative Activity President Trump Talks Trade in Agriculture Proclamation Last week was a big week for the agriculture community – even though most of Washington was focused on healthcare reform. Two days prior to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s confirmation hearing for Sonny Perdue, who is presumed to become the next Secretary of the U.S. Department … Continue Reading

Sonny Perdue to Testify Before Senate Agriculture Committee; USDA Funding Under President Trump’s “Skinny Budget”

Legislative Activity Sonny Perdue to Testify Before Senate Agriculture Committee It’s official; Sonny Perdue is scheduled to testify before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee on Thursday, March 23 – exactly nine weeks following President Trump’s formal announcement naming Perdue as his pick to head the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Over the past … Continue Reading

Sonny Perdue One Step Closer to Agriculture Secretary

Legislative Activity Sonny Perdue One Step Closer to Agriculture Secretary Nearly eight weeks ago, President Trump announced his intention for Sonny Perdue, former two-term governor of Georgia, to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Senate has yet to confirm two of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees, which include Perdue and Alex Acosta for the … Continue Reading

Sonny Perdue Chosen to Lead USDA; Organic Animal Welfare Rule Issued by USDA

Legislative Activity Sonny Perdue Selected for USDA Secretary With the selection of Sonny Perdue, former two-term governor of Georgia, to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), President Trump’s Cabinet picks are complete. Perdue must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate by a simple majority vote before his position as USDA Secretary is official. As … Continue Reading
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