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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Hearing on USDA Nominees Brashears, Earp, and Hutchins

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee will hold a hearing to consider the USDA nominations of Mindy Brashears, Naomi Earp, and Scott Hutchins. 

Who:  Mindy Brashears, of Texas, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety

Naomi C. Earp, of Maryland, to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights

Scott Hutchins, of Indiana, to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics

Date:   Wednesday, November 28, 2018 

Time:  9:30 a.m.

Place:  328A Russell Senate Office Building 

***Please note: Press bringing audio/video equipment should check in with the Senate Radio-Television Gallery at or 202-224-6421. The hearing will be webcast live on