WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and members of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee voted in support of President Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue. Governor Perdue’s nomination now heads to the Senate floor for a vote.

Following the vote in committee, Senator Ernst issued the following statement:

“I applaud the committee’s decision to favorably confirm Governor Perdue and move forward with his confirmation process,” said Senator Ernst. “At his confirmation hearing, Governor Perdue expressed commitment to working with other agencies to roll back onerous government regulations that hinder Iowa’s agricultural industry. Getting government out of the way of our farmers is critical as we work to stabilize and grow the ag economy, particularly in our rural states, and I look forward to working with Governor Perdue.”

To watch Senator Ernst’s questioning of Governor Perdue at his confirmation hearing last week, click here.


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