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Senators Stabenow, Boozman Announce Business Meeting on USDA Nominees Chavonda Jacobs-Young and Margo Schlanger

WASHINGTON – Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member, today announced that the Committee will hold a business meeting to consider the nominations of Dr. Chavonda J. Jacobs-Young to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics and Margo Schlanger to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.

Date:      Thursday, December 9, 2021

Time:    TBD

Place:     S-216, President’s Room


Dr. Chavonda J. Jacobs-Young, of Georgia, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

Ms. Margo Schlanger, of Michigan, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture

***The Committee will follow guidelines developed in consultation with the Office of the Attending Physician, the Senate Sergeant at Arms, and the Senate Rules Committee to protect the health of members, staff, and the public. This includes maintaining six-foot social distance spacing in the hearing room as well as wearing a mask or face covering. Pursuant to this guidance, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, the general public will not be allowed to attend the hearing.

Media Guidance: Congressionally-credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the hearing should RSVP to their respective gallery by 5:00 p.m. on December 8, 2021. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.

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