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Stabenow, Boozman Announce Hearing on Agriculture Secretary Nominee Tom Vilsack

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Senators Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and John Boozman, R-Ark., today announced the Committee will hold a hearing to consider the nomination of Tom Vilsack to be Secretary of Agriculture.

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Time: 10:30 AM ET

Place: 301 Russell Senate Office Building

Who: The Honorable Thomas J. Vilsack, of Iowa, to be U.S. 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

February 1, 2021. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries.

Daily print reporters should RSVP to Daily Press Gallery at 202-224-0241.
Periodical reporters should RSVP to Periodical Press Gallery at 202-224-0265.
Press photographers should RSVP to or 202-224-6548. There is a mandatory TV pool. Contact the Senate Radio-TV Gallery 202-224-6421 for additional details.