LATEST SENATOR BROWN
Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) will vote to confirm Governor George “Sonny” Perdue, President Trump’s nominee to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Brown voted to advance the nomination of Perdue out of the Agriculture Committee last month. During his confirmation process, Perdue told Brown he would visit Ohio if confirmed. It’s been 50 years since another Ohioan served on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
“One in seven jobs in Ohio depends on agriculture, and it’s critical that Governor Perdue follow through on his commitment to visit Ohio and learn about how he can support Ohio farmers,” said Brown. “I look forward to working with him across the spectrum of USDA programs – from strengthening the farm safety net, to funding conservation programs that keep Lake Erie clean, and battling the opioid epidemic.”
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