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Goodlatte Calls on Senate to Confirm Agriculture Secretary Nominee Sonny Perdue

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Washington, April 5, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) released the following statement calling on the U.S. Senate to confirm Secretary of Agriculture nominee, Governor Sonny Perdue:

“Agriculture is the lifeblood of our nation and the economic backbone of Virginia’s Sixth District. As a senior member of the House Committee on Agriculture, and a former Chairman, I urge my Senate colleagues to swiftly confirm Governor Sonny Perdue prior to the upcoming district work period. Our farmers and producers need a strong and steady hand to lead the Department, and I can think of no one better than Sonny Perdue. Whether it is the threat of avian flu, the economic challenges facing dairy producers and poultry farmers, the desire of the Trump Administration to refocus international trade agreements, or finding ways to advance the next Farm Bill with our leadership in Congress, American farmers need an advocate for rural America in office today. It’s time to make hay while the sun shines and confirm Sonny Perdue as the next Secretary of Agriculture.”
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