Ranking Member Stabenow Meets with Secretary Vilsack

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, issued the following statement after her meeting with former Secretary Tom Vilsack, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Agriculture to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“Secretary Vilsack and I discussed how he plans to quickly respond to the urgent challenges facing farmers and hungry families. He shared his commitment to rebuild our rural communities, empower farmers to help tackle the climate crisis, and address systemic racism at USDA that has persisted for too long.

“I am confident that he has the experience and vision to lead the USDA into a new era. I look forward to moving his nomination and working with him to fulfill the Department’s important mission.”