Senate Agriculture Committee Sends Three USDA Nominees 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.

“These three nominees have proven their abilities and are more than ready to serve in the capacities they were nominated,” Chairman Roberts said. “I urge my colleagues in the Senate to confirm these qualified nominees as quickly as possible.”

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


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