Senate Agriculture Committee Advances USDA Nominees Brashears, Earp, and Hutchins to Full Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced the Committee voted to favorably report the USDA nominations of Mindy Brashears to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety; Naomi Earp to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Civil Rights; and Scott Hutchins to be Under Secretary of Agriculture for Research, Education, and Economics. The nominees may now be considered by the full U.S. Senate for confirmation. 

“I am pleased to announce the Senate Agriculture Committee has done its part to get these qualified nominees ready for work at the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” Chairman Roberts said. “The full Senate should confirm these qualified nominees as quickly as possible.” 

The Committee held a hearing on the nominees on November 28.


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