Chairman Roberts Announces Senate Confirmation of USDA General Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today is pleased to announce that Stephen Vaden was approved by the U.S. Senate. 

Upon swearing in, Stephen Vaden, of Tennessee, will serve as General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

“I’m pleased the U.S. Senate has cleared another critical USDA nominee,” Roberts said. “Mr. Vaden is well suited for the job and ready to serve as USDA general counsel.” 

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on Vaden and favorably reported his nomination with a bipartisan vote.


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